HRBDT News Circular 1 – 24 April 2020

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project has prepared an overview of related news stories from this month. This summary contains news articles from 1 – 24 April 2020.


Artificial Intelligence

AI and the Next Pandemic: A Powerful but Dangerous Tool – Medium

National Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: A ReviewGlobal Partners Digital and Stanford



We are all in this Together: Human Rights and COVID-19 Response and Recovery- United Nations (by the SG Antonio Guterres)

Fighting Misinformation And Defending Free Expression During Covid-19: Recommendations For States –Access Now

 Viral Lies: Misinformation and the CoronavirusArticle 19



Big Data Could Undermine the Covid-19 Response – Wired (Human Rights Watch)

Big Data In The Time Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Forbes

‘It made me feel human again”: the tech easing inmates’ isolationThe Guardian



Big data versus COVID-19: opportunities and privacy challenges – Bruegel

UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response – The Guardian

Data Privacy Issues during COVID-19 – Medium

Digital authoritarianism in the COVID age- the soft power of privacy – Instickmedia


Social media

Facebook bans some anti-lockdown protest pages – The Guardian

Harnessing Social Media for the COVID-19 PandemicScientific American



COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Review: Exit through the App Store? – Ada Lovelace Institute

Tracking Covid-19 using big data and big tech: a digital Pandora’s BoxLSE Blog

The expansion of mass surveillance to stop coronavirus should worry us all – The Guardian

Surveillance Won’t Stop the Coronavirus – The New York Times



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