Every human being is to a degree subject to corporate and government surveillance. But, as research conducted by the Privacy International Network shows, there is a uniqueness to the surveillance faced by women, trans and gender queer people.
Understanding this experience means shedding light on the inextricable ties between surveillance, patriarchy and other systems of oppression, which rely on surveillance to retain control and power. But surveillance and data exploitation also need the strict and rigid categories of cis norms and heteronormativity to function.
Privacy International supports the work of partners in researching issues related to gender and privacy. We also conduct our own research and advocate for the reclaiming of privacy as a right that should empower gender rights activists.