Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 27 October 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 20 – 27 October 2017.

Data Protection

Campaigners condemn Government’s “shameless attempt” to strip millions of their privacy rights in new Data Protection BillLiberty


How Police Surveillance Units Became Unlikely HistoriansNew York Times


The rise of big data policingTech Crunch


The Value of Data – Dr Tom Fisher, Privacy InternationalReal Media (video)

Smart Cities

Google wants to run cities without being elected. Don’t let itThe Guardian


Biometrics knows no borders, it must be subject to extreme vettingMedium

China Is Creating a Database of Its Citizens’ Voices to Boost its Surveillance Capability: ReportTIME

Surveillance, big data and open data top UN expert’s privacy agendaUnited Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

When It Comes to Surveillance, Watch the WatchmenNew York Times

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