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26 March 2020

IBM & Microsoft joins the Vatican for the regulation of facial recognition technology and algor ethics

Author: Bhavani Shanthakumar

... [Microsoft and IBM] have signed a document called the “Rome Call for Al Ethics,” prepared by the Pontifical Academy for Life to Pope Francis on [6 March 2020]... Pope raised his concerns over the uncontrolled spread of A.I. applied science-...

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23 March 2020

Govt. use of surveillance tools to trace movements of coronavirus patients raises privacy concerns

Author: Natasha Singer & Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times

"As Coronavirus surveillance escalates, personal privacy plummets," 23 March 2020...

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10 March 2020

China: Hanwang Technology says it has developed country's first facial recognition technology to identify mask wearers

Author: Reuters

“Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says”, 9 March 2020...

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5 March 2020

Commentary: Strong digital rights help improve public health

Author: Peter Micek & Natalia Krapiva, Access Now

"Protect digital rights, promote public health: toward a better coronavirus response," 5 March 2020...

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5 March 2020

Coronavirus controls increase surveillance 'danger', say digital rights experts

Author: Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The coronavirus outbreak has enabled authorities from China to Russia to increase surveillance and clamp down on free speech, with the risk that these measures will persist even after the situation eases, digital rights experts said... Some [countries...

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4 March 2020
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Author: 20 Minutes et AFP (France)

« Paca : La justice interdit la reconnaissance faciale dans des lycées de Marseille et Nice », 27 février 2020...

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4 March 2020

France: Facial recognition systems controlling access to 2 high schools are null & disproportionate, says Administrative Court

Author: La Quadrature du Net

"First Success Against Facial Recognition in France", 27 Feb 2020...

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2 March 2020

Norway wealth fund could exclude 4 companies over emissions; ethics body to start separate investigation into tech companies' surveillance tools

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Norway wealth fund could blacklist four major climate culprits", 1 March 2020...

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27 February 2020

Uganda: With growing use of smart technology comes increased risk of breach of privacy & unlawful data exploitation

Author: Christine Kasemiire, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Data privacy concerns over Internet of Things"...

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24 February 2020

EU Commission sets out data strategy & AI white paper as civil society calls for lawmakers to put human rights at centre of digital policies

On 19 February 2020, the EU Commission presented a first set of proposals for its digital policy strategy, including documents outlining its data strategy and an AI white paper. Top-line proposals include:...

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