Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 29 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 22 – 29 September 2017.


Call for new law to police political ads on FacebookFinancial Times

Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddlingReuters

Feds Monitoring Social Media Does More Harm Than GoodWired

Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on electionThe Guardian


Privacy, Security, and Digital InequalityData & Society

Regulation and Oversight

A crucial moment for communications privacyEuropean Data Protection Supervisor

As Consumer DNA Testing Grows, Two States ResistMIT Technology Review

EU pressures internet giants to remove illegal content soonerReuters

Russia tells Facebook to localize user data or be blockedReuters

U.S. picks companies to help make rules for advanced personal health monitorsReuters


Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony?MIT Technology Review

The tide is starting to turn against the world’s digital giantsThe Guardian

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