Weekly News Circular – 31 March 2017

Weekly News Circular – 31 March 2017
March 31, 2017 Ajay Sandhu
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 24 to 31 March 2017.

Privacy and Surveillance

Call for encryption ban pits Rudd against industry and colleagues – The Guardian

If You Want to Stop Big Data Breaches, Start With Databases – Wired

Rudd’s call for backdoor access suggests hazy grasp of encryption – The Guardian

When Fingerprints Are as Easy to Steal as Passwords – The Atlantic

Your browsing history may be up for sale soon. Here’s what you need to know – The Guardian

Politics and Economy

Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era – New York Times

ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy – The Guardian

Snoops may soon be able to buy your browsing history. Thank the US Congress – The Guardian

Towards data justice? The ambiguity of anti-surveillance resistance in political activism – Big Data and Society

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