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7 April 2020

Amnesty International and over 100 civil society groups issue joint statement, urging states to respect human rights when using digital surveillance to combat COVID-19

Author: Amnesty International

“Digital surveillance to fight COVID-19 can only be justified if it respects human rights”, 2 April 2020...

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7 April 2020

Civil society groups call on govts. of UAE, Qatar & Oman to lift ban on Voice Over IP platforms, which limits freedom of expression & access to information

Author: Access Now, Smex & 27 other civil society groups

We... urge the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift the ban on all Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms used for voice and video internet calls... [which have been] banned... under the pretext of protecting the...

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7 April 2020

Zoom admits some non-China users had their calls routed through China "mistakenly"

Author: Business Insider

“Zoom admits calls got 'mistakenly' routed through China”, 7 April 2020...

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6 April 2020

Pillar Two compiles resources for companies & investors to navigate responsibility to respect human rights during COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Pillar Two

"Managing human rights risks during and after Covid-19", 02 Apr 2020...

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4 April 2020

Zoom announces measures to improve transparency following pressure from civil society

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3 April 2020

States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights, say civil society groups

Author: Access Now, Human Rights Watch, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales & 103 other civil society groups

[W]e urge governments to show leadership in tackling the pandemic in a way that ensures that the use of digital technologies to track and monitor individuals and populations is carried out strictly in line with human rights... [A]n increase in state...

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3 April 2020

States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights, say civil society groups

Author: Access Now, Human Rights Watch, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales & 103 other civil society groups

[W]e urge governments to show leadership in tackling the pandemic in a way that ensures that the use of digital technologies to track and monitor individuals and populations is carried out strictly in line with human rights... [A]n increase in state...

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31 March 2020

Europe: Apps developed to fight COVID-19 raise privacy concerns

Author: Reuters (UK)

In Europe, Tech Battle Against Virus Clashes with Privacy Culture, 26 March 2020...

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31 March 2020

Front Line Defenders' guide on physical, emotional & digital protection for defenders during COVID-19

Author: Front Line Defenders

"Physical, emotional and digital protection while using home as office in times of COVID-19", 27 Mar 2020...

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