Weekly News Circular – 10 February 2017

Weekly News Circular – 10 February 2017
February 10, 2017 Vivian Ng
In Weekly News Circulars

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 3 to 10 February 2017.


Facebook stops advertisers illegally discriminating by race – The Guardian


Another NHS crisis looms – an inability to analyse data – The Guardian


Online identity programme aims to sign up 25m Britons – The Financial Times


Remote control: Companies blur lines over who owns devices – Reuters

Fingerprint payments prompt privacy fears in India – The Guardian

Privacy chief has ‘grave concerns’ about listening devices installed in public places by council – The Guardian

Smile, you’re on camera, and it knows who you are – BBC

The Next Big Encryption Fight – MIT Technology Review

Recent cases

Ireland challenges Facebook in threat to cross-border data pact – Reuters

Google to appeal against order to hand over user emails stored outside US – The Guardian

Major privacy case to open before High Court in Dublin – Irish Times


State surveillance is a global threat to press freedom – Open Democracy

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.