Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 22 September 2017

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 15 – 22 September 2017.

Big Data

The A.I. “Gaydar” Study and the Real Dangers of Big DataThe New Yorker

Data Transfers

US Cross-Border Data Deal Could Open Surveillance FloodgatesOpen Democracy

A Roadmap for the Cross-Border Data Transfers DebateHUJI Cyber Law Blog

State of the Union 2017: A framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EUEuropean Commission


Facebook’s war on free willThe Guardian

Nigel – the robot that could tell you how to voteBBC


Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is ‘sabotage’, says industryThe Guardian

We Need to Know More About Government Searches of Travelers’ Electronic DevicesJust Security

Regulation and Oversight

U.S. Election Agency Seeks Comment After Facebook Cites Russian AdsThe New York Times

Facebook to overhaul political ads after threat of U.S. regulationReuters

Facebook to add more human review to ad system -COO SandbergReuters

Blame the Minder, Not the MachineSlate

AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical WatchdogWired

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