Weekly News Circular – 5 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 28 April to 5 May 2017.


Nvidia Lets You Peer Inside the Black Box of Its Self-Driving AI – MIT Technology Review

Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms – The New York Times

Privacy group sues NYPD for release of facial-recognition documents – Reuters

Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling ‘insecure’ and ‘worthless’ – The Guardian

Data protection

GDPR: how charities should prepare for data protection changes – The Guardian

GDPR processor clauses and why they can’t wait – Privacy, Security and Information Law


China announces tighter regulations for online news – BBC News

Chinese Government Releases Overreaching Draft Regulations on Cross-Border Data Transfer – Privacy & Security Law Blog

Net Neutrality Rules May Slow Innovation, but Uncertainty Will Be Worse – MIT Technology Review

Self-regulation by business enterprises

Why 3,000 (More) People Won’t Fix Facebook’s Violent Video Problem – MIT Technology Review


Reined-In N.S.A. Still Collected 151 Million Phone Records in ’16 – The New York Times

Privacy issues help end NSA spying programme – BBC News


Using Brainwaves to Guess Passwords – MIT Technology Review

Amazon ‘style assistant’ divides opinion – BBC News

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