Coronacrisis

Covid-19: Emergency powers must be kept in check

As the world faces this unprecedented challenge in peacetime, ARTICLE 19 is concerned about the raft of emergency powers being brought in to deal...

Covid-19: Surveillance must not be used as an excuse to entrench surveillance

The global outbreak of COVID-19 is leading many States to use emergency powers to attempt to tackle the crisis, limit the virus’ transmission, and...

Statement by the EDPB Chair on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

Governments, public and private organisations throughout Europe are taking measures to contain and mitigate COVID-19. This can involve the processing of different types of...

What You Should Know About Online Tools During the COVID-19 Crisis

A greater portion of the world’s work, organizing, and care-giving is moving onto digital platforms and tools that facilitate connection and productivity: video conferencing,...

Face Surveillance Is Not the Solution to the COVID-19 Crisis

"Face recognition may seem convenient and useful, but is actually a deeply flawed technology that exposes people to constant scrutiny by the government."  Original @ Electronic Frontier...

Emergency Coronavirus Bill “most draconian powers in peace-time Britain”

Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch has warned that the Coronavirus Bill published today contains the “most draconian powers in peace time Britain” and...

Privacy in crisissituaties: participatieve lockdown

Naar aanleiding van mijn vorige column zijn er veel vragen gerezen naar het standpunt van Privacy First inzake privacybescherming in crisissituaties, zoals de huidige...

Hoe het coronavirus ook onze privacy bedreigt

België is China niet. In de strijd tegen het coronavirus hoeven we echt geen voorbeeld te nemen aan dergelijke dictatoriale regimes die een loopje...

COVID-19: States should not abuse emergency measures to suppress human rights – UN experts

UN human rights experts* today urged States to avoid overreach of security measures in their response to the coronavirus outbreak and reminded them that...

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