HRBDT News Circular 11 May 2020

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project has prepared an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 1 – 8  May 2020.


Contact tracing apps

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told – The Guardian

Google and Apple ban location tracking in their contact tracing apps – MIT Technology Review

India is forcing people to use its covid app, unlike any other democracy – MIT Technology Review


COVID-19, tech and human rights

We Can Beat the Virus Only By Protecting Human Rights – Human Rights Watch

AI And Medical Diagnostics: Can A Smartphone App Detect Covid-19 From Speech Or A Cough? – Forbes

AI use during pandemic creates solutions and causes anxiety; regulators should step in – New Europe



Disinformation in the Age of Pandemic – Wilson Center (video)

French government takes down coronavirus ‘fake news’ web page – The Guardian

How to fight the COVID-19 infodemic: lessons from 3 Asian countriesWorld Economic Forum

Stop COVID-19 disinformation at the root with media and information literacy – UNESCO

WhatsApp is touting steps taken to cut the viral spread of coronavirus misinformation, but experts question whether it’s done enoughBusiness Insider


Facebook oversight board

The Republic of Facebook – by David Kaye on Just Security

Will Facebook’s new oversight board be a radical shift or a reputational shield? – The Guardian

The Facebook Oversight Board: An Experiment in Self-Regulation – Just Security



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