Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Total publications:5 publications

Grant number: ES/M010236/1

Grant search

Key facts

  • Disease

  • Start & end year

  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Essex
  • Research Category

    Research to inform ethical issues

  • Research Subcategory

    Research to inform ethical issues related to Public Health Measures

  • Special Interest Tags


  • Study Subject


  • Clinical Trial Details


  • Broad Policy Alignment


  • Age Group


  • Vulnerable Population


  • Occupations of Interest



We are currently applying and developing our existing research to address the human rights implications of the use of new and emerging technologies during the pandemic. Current work includes: 1) the human rights implications of contact tracing apps 2) the impact of the digital divide, particularly in relation to the rights to education and health and groups in positions of vulnerability (including older persons and violence in the home) 3) the use of algorithms to support health-care decisions, including prioritisation of resource 4) disinformation (both health disinformation and in blaming and scapegoating particular groups for the spread of COVID-19) We are in the early stages of developing further research on policing and refugee protection.

Publicationslinked via Europe PMC

Last Updated:40 minutes ago

View all publications at Europe PMC

Insights into ageing rates comparison across tissues from recalibrating cerebellum DNA methylation clock.

InterpolatedXY: a two-step strategy to normalize DNA methylation microarray data avoiding sex bias.

DNA methylation-based sex classifier to predict sex and identify sex chromosome aneuploidy.

A Health Rights Impact Assessment Guide for Artificial Intelligence Projects.