Apr 6th 2018

Police use Experian Marketing Data for AI Custody Decisions

POLICE USE EXPERIAN MARKETING DATA FOR AI CUSTODY DECISIONS Durham Police has paid global data broker Experian for UK postcode stereotypes built on 850 million pieces of information to feed into an artificial intelligence (AI) tool used in custody decisions, a Big Brother Watch investigation has revealed. Durham Police is feeding Experian’s ‘Mosaic’ data, which […]

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Feb 12th 2018

Big Brother Watch’s comment on the use of digital evidence in sexual offence prosecutions

Big Brother Watch’s Legal and Policy Officer, Griff Ferris, said: “Big Brother Watch welcomes the NPCC’s intervention and we share concerns that victims of sexual assault could be deterred from coming forward if irrelevant details about their personal life risk being aired in court. The collection of digital material should be restricted to the relevant […]

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Jan 15th 2018

Big Brother Watch’s comment on handover of 180,000 cancer patient records to tobacco industry-linked firm

Commenting on the news: “Medical records of thousands of patients were handed to US firms connected to tobacco industry by British health officials, Telegraph probe reveals” Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch, said: “It is appalling that Public Health England has given away 180,000 cancer patients’ confidential information to a commercial firm. That a […]

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