Weekly HRBDT News Circular 31 January 2020

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 24th to 31st January 2020.

Facial recognition

Russia’s use of facial recognition challenged in court – BBC
Facebook settles facial recognition dispute – BBC
Meadowhall facial recognition scheme troubles watchdog – BBC

Mis/disinformation and hate speech

As coronavirus spreads, so does online misinformation – CNN
YouTube’s algorithm seems to be funneling people to alt-right videos – MIT Technology Review
Facebook will ban false coronavirus posts in major change of policy  – The Independent
Twitter Rolls Out New Tool to Report Voting Misinformation – Huffington Post

Robotics and healthcare

New partnership to explore use of robots at North Bristol NHS Trust – Digital Health

Cookies/ Consent

Facebook launches new tool allowing users to see what it has learnt about them from the rest of the internet – The Independent
UK watchdog sets out ‘age appropriate’ design code for online services to keep kids’ privacy safe – TechCrunch


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