Free to Protest (Palestine edition)

7amleh Free to Protest guide cover

The ‘Guide to Digital Safety and Privacy at Peaceful Protests’ has been produced by 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media.

7amleh has adapted the content of PI's UK Free to Protest guide to fit the Palestinian context. The guide is organized in three sub-guides: (1) a guide to digital safety and privacy at peaceful protests; (2) a guide to surveillance of protesters’ faces and bodies; and (3) a guide to policing databases and predictive policing tools.

This guide was originally published in Arabic on 7amleh's (The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media) website in December 2021.

DISCLAIMER: This guide forms part of PI's global work to highlight the range of surveillance tools that law enforcement can use in the protest context, and how data protection laws can help guarantee individuals' data privacy rights. The content of the guide should not be perceived as any form of legal advice and any opinions or interpretations expressed therein are without prejudice to existing or future positions adopted by PI.