The UK government has just released its proposal for tackling “online harms”, including how content on social media platforms should be monitored and regulated.
New technologies are enabling private companies and public authorities to more effectively collect and analyse the personal information of individuals in public spaces.
Egyptian TV presenter’s jail sentence for interviewing a gay man; Bahrainis stripped of citizenship; a Saudi activist’s death sentence lifted, and a Saudi teenager granted asylum; Iraqi photojournalist killed; and Palestinian journalists ‘collateral victims’ in Hamas-Fatah rivalry.
2018 saw the General Data Protection Regulation introduced in May, but it also saw public bodies, security and law enforcement agencies awarding themselves ever increasing surveillance powers.
Privacy International shows what this data sharing looks like in practice, particularly for people who do not have a Facebook account.
To ensure that the use of new technologies does not result in any harm, humanitarian organisations must develop and implement appropriate data protection standards, including robust risk assessments.
As Privacy International highlights in their latest report From Oppression to Liberation: Reclaiming the Right to Privacy – privacy has not always been on the side of women.
Europe and Central Asia: Journalists murdered, art vs misogyny in Tajikistan, two Russian publications threatened, Ireland rejects blasphemy, vaguely-worded counterterror legislation in the UK, vigils for Daphne, prejudice fails spectacularly in Romania…