PI’s UN report on the right to privacy in the digital age submission

15/06/2022 | Privacy International

In its submission for the UN report on the right to privacy in the digital age, Privacy International highlights that the situation whereby data protection laws are often only enforced following protracted legal challenges is not sustainable. There are limitations as to how much civil society organisations and investigative journalists can challenge governments and companies over their actions. 

Privacy International identified concerns relating to targeted and mass surveillance, access to personal data collected by companies by nation-states, government monitoring of social media and tracking of internet users, measures taken to combat the pandemic, along with digital identities, biometrics, anonymity and encryption. 

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