Privacy International’s submitted its input to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health for her forthcoming thematic report to the Human Rights Council on the theme of: “Digital innovation, technologies and the right to health”.
The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), and Privacy International (PI) joined together to track the negative impacts of surveillance technology and measures deployed during the Covid-19 pandemic on activist movements and organizations, in collaboration with local organizations and researchers in 6 countries.
SMS (Short Messaging Service) has been around for 30 years, and is likely to be around for a lot longer. In this piece, we take stock of the varied uses of SMS, and the challenges arising from it: privacy, security and reliability-wise.
Last update: 26 April 2023 In 2022, Privacy International continues to produce real change by challenging governments and corporations that use data and technology to exploit us. We know life moves quickly. So, we wanted to keep you in the loop and ensure you don’t miss out on how we’re changing the
PI joined 75+ organisations to call on EU policy makers to rework the draft EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive so it is able to address human rights abuses in the tech sector. PI had previously made submissions to the consultation on the draft Directive proposal by the European Commission.
Privacy International (PI) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reviewed the consolidated negotiating document on the UN Cybercrime treaty (full title: “consolidated negotiating document on the general provisions and the provisions on criminalization and on procedural measures and law enforcement” of a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes”) before the fourth session of the Ad-Hoc Committee which is due to consider the text in January 2023.
While PI and EFF are not convinced a global cybercrime treaty is necessary, in our analysis we advocate for having a human-rights-by-design approach in the proposed UN Cybercrime treaty.
The European Ombudsman has found that the European Commission failed to take necessary measures to ensure the protection of human rights in the transfers of technology with potential surveillance capacity supported by its multi-billion Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.
The latest iteration comes in disguise – specifically, in four pastel colours: if you were to look at this company's main website, in fact, you'd only find wristbands and tools to monitor the well-being of elderly people who live alone. But as stated in their annual report, the majority of British company Buddi's revenue originates from the criminal justice market.
PI published its analysis of the conceptual zero draft of the WHO’s Pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response accord (“WHO CAII”) which will be discussed by the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) between 5 and 7 December 2022.
In a case that found seizing and extracting data from migrants' mobile phones breached their fundamental right to privacy, UK courts breathe some life into the human rights principle of access to remedy.
PI’s submission focussed on highlighting the potential harms associated with the use of AI within schools and the additional safeguards and precautions that should be taken when implementing AI in educational technology.
PI's submission on the use of EdTech and the subsequent processing (collection, analysis, retention and sharing) of children and teacher’s data in Brazil at the 41st session of the UPR. See below for our concerns and recommendations
PI's submission on the use of EdTech in India and the subsequent processing (collection, analysis, retention and sharing) of children and teacher’s data to India's review at the 41st session of the UPR.
As EU policymakers are about to adopt new laws to empower consumers and increase cyber-resilience, PI's research shows that the existing practices of device manufacturers around software and security updates fail to meet the expectations of the vast majority of consumers.
As EU policymakers discuss new laws to empower tech consumers and increase cyber-resilience, PI's research points to an urgent need for regulation to ensure that device manufacturers provide longer term security updates to protect consumers from cyberattacks.
The European Ombudswoman, Emily O’Reilly, has launched two new investigations into Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and into the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic agency, in relation to their support to non-EU countries to develop surveillance
PI submitted amendments to the EU's Directive on Working Conditions and Platform Work to raise concerns about the threats workers face when they are subjected to automated decision-making systems. This is part of our work defending workers' rights to access information as well appropriate mechanisms to defend their interests, and, more broadly our efforts to ensure that automated decision-making systems are subjected to effective and robust scrutiny.
Prior to Kenya's Presidential election in August 2022, PI travelled to Nairobi to collaborate with The Carter Center as part of their pre-election assessment team. This is the preliminary report resulting from that election expert mission.
PI presented a submission as part of the consultation process to provide written input on the working draft of the WHO’s Pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response accord (“WHO CAII”) published on 13 July 2022.