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The emergence of COVID19 has created a new host of circumstances that affect our very conception of digital rights. Global responses by both corporations and government bodies centering around virus tracking, work/social life online. digital speech, and information access have varied widely. This page intends to inform users of COVID19-specific considerations and digital hygiene best practices they can take, and provide resources conducive to researching digital rights (with an emphasis on exploitation opportunities that are arising, or may arise in the future).
Joint Civil Society Statement: States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights
A call on all governments not to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with increased digital surveillance unless stated conditions are met, signed by various human rights-focused NGOs and interest groups
COVID-19 and Digital Rights (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
An EFF blog post outlining issues relating to surveillance, free speech, innovation, government transparency, and life online in the time of COVID-19.
Publications from Surveillance, Resilience, & Privacy
This page contains all the presentations, papers, videos and any other materials speakers from the 2018 Conference on Surveillance, Resilience, & Privacy agreed to share, following the event.
Privacy & Technology - American Civil Liberties Union
Provides an overview, information on current issues, and action opportunities
The Right to Privacy in the Digital Agen(United Nations Human Rights Counsel)
"In its decision 25/117, adopted in March 2014, the Human Rights Council decided to convene at its twenty-seventh session a panel discussion on the promotion and protection of the right to privacy in the digital age. This was in the context of domestic and extraterritorial surveillance and the interception of digital communications and collection of personal data, including on a mass scale, with a view to identifying challenges and best practices."
United Nations Recognition of Privacy (Blog Post - Privacy International)
An explanation of the right to privacy as it related to the united Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and beyond.
COVID-19 and Children’s Digital Privacy (UNICEF)
How do we use technology and data to combat the outbreak now, without creating a ‘new normal’ where children’s privacy is under constant threat?
The Long Tail of Contact Tracing
A letter posted to the DP-3T Github by technology scholars and artists Miriyam Aouragh, Helen Pritchard
and, Femke Snelting
Questions for Apple and Google's Contact Tracing Partnership (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Bennet Cyphers and Gennie Gebhart discuss the unprescedented partnership between Google and Apple to build a mobile contact tracing system.
“The future, eventually, will find you out. The future, wielding unimaginable tools of transparency, will have its way with you. In the end, you will be seen to have done that which you did.” — William Gibson, "Distrust That Particular Flavor"