Dec, 2022
Under Surveillance: (Mis)use of Technologies in Emergency Responses: Global Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic
European Center for Not-for-Profit Law; International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations; Privacy International (Organization)
From the document: "In conducting research for this report, we sought to understand what actually occurred after the surveillance measures were first introduced, beyond the initial wave of media coverage. We investigated the following questions, considering also broader Covid-19 measures and the context of the political and civic spaces in selected countries: 1. What has happened since the surveillance measures were first introduced? 2. What have the impacts been? 3. How have different groups in society been affected? Have any demographic groups been more affected than others? 4. Are the surveillance measures still in place? Or have they been repealed/rescinded? 5. Has there been resistance, litigation or advocacy in response to pandemic-related surveillance? What can we learn from these actions? We identified five 'overarching trends, namely': 1. the repurposing of existing security measures; 2. the silencing of civil society; 3. the risk of abuse of personal data; 4. the influential role of private companies; and 5. the normalization of surveillance beyond the pandemic. In this report, we elaborate on each of these issues, provide illustrative examples and analyse the associated threats to fundamental human rights, including freedom of association and assembly, the right to privacy and freedom of movement."
  • URL
  • Publishers
    European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
    International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations
    Privacy International (Organization)
  • Date
    Dec, 2022
  • Copyright
    European Center for Not-for-Profit Law; International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations; Privacy International (Organization). Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared:
  • Retrieved From
    European Center for Not-for-Profit Law:
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    COVID-19 Pandemic (2020-)
    Public health surveillance
    Electronic government information
  • Resource Group
    Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  • Lists
    Social Media Use in Emergencies
    Electronic Surveillance

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