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Dutch Court Provides Valuable Precedent for Human Rights in the Digital Welfare State

Dutch Court Provides Valuable Precedent for Human Rights in the Digital Welfare State

Even as the use of technologies utilising ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘big data’ proliferates in the public ...
High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

On 30 January 2020, the High Court of Kenya – the first level of the country’s superior courts, whose decisions can
Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

In September 2019, the English High Court ruled the use of automated facial recognition technology (AFR) by South ...
JCHR Report: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution

JCHR Report: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution

On 3 November 2019, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) published a report on The Right to Privacy (Article ...
Why the Digitization of Welfare States is a Pressing Human Rights Issue

Why the Digitization of Welfare States is a Pressing Human Rights Issue

In this blog post, Director of NYU Law’s Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project, Christiaan van Veen, ...
Protecting the right to privacy against doxxing: injunction as the only effective means

Protecting the right to privacy against doxxing: injunction as the only effective means

Doxxing refers to the act of researching one’s private information (e.g. home address) and then exposing it ...
Police Use of Automated Facial Recognition Technology: an Emerging Challenge for Human Rights

Police Use of Automated Facial Recognition Technology: an Emerging Challenge for Human Rights

Earlier this week, the High Court at Cardiff held that police use of automated facial recognition technology (AFR) ...
The Human Rights Implications of China’s Social Credit System

The Human Rights Implications of China’s Social Credit System

The issue of importing human rights to the digital sphere, especially in the context of state surveillance, has ...
The Extremism Database is in Breach of the European Convention on Human Rights

The Extremism Database is in Breach of the European Convention on Human Rights

On 24 January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (the ECtHR) delivered its judgment in the case of Catt v. ...
Canadian Children have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy at School

Canadian Children have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy at School

In R. v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that children can reasonably expect that they will not be ...
Under India’s New Intermediary Rules, Fundamental Rights Take Backstage

Under India’s New Intermediary Rules, Fundamental Rights Take Backstage

The Indian Government’s Information Technology Ministry had recently invited comments on proposed amendments to the
India’s Expanding Surveillance Scheme Violates the Right to Privacy

India’s Expanding Surveillance Scheme Violates the Right to Privacy

On 20 December, 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs in India issued an office order authorising a plethora of ...

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