Weekly News Circular – 19 May 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 12 to 19 May 2017.


Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call – BBC News

Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft – Reuters

Data Protection

E.U. Fines Facebook $122 Million Over Disclosures in WhatsApp Deal – The New York Times

GDPR matchup: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – IAPP Privacy Tracker


New health scan uses artificial intelligence – BBC News

(Social) Media

Facebook promised to tackle fake news. But the evidence shows it’s not working – The Guardian


Campaign group to challenge UK over surrender of passwords at border control – The Guardian

How Privacy Became a Commodity for the Rich and Powerful – The New York Times


Panorama – What Facebook Knows About You – BBC One (documentary)

U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency – Reuters

Facebook Gets Slap on the Wrist From 2 European Privacy Regulators – The New York Times

7 interesting laws blockchain will force to change – The Next Web


Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future – The New York Times

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