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How Can Digital Impact Help to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19?

Finding words for what our world and sector are facing right now isn’t easy. We’re confronting challenges on many fronts—from economic uncertainty, work upheaval and social isolation, to keeping our loved ones safe and caring for our sick, to witnessing a global assault on our civil liberties. The effects of…

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Race, Tech & Civil Society: Legitimizing True Safety

Tawana Petty @Combsthepoet Eric Williams @ericcwms Clare Garvie @ClareAngelyn Cierra Robson @CierraRobson LEGITIMIZING TRUE SAFETY Race, Tech & Civil Society Event Series June 3, 2020 10:00 to 11:30 AM PDT Zoom Virtual Event Register Now What does real safety mean in a time of crisis? How do mass surveillance technologies…

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Watched and Still Dying

This moment feels eerily similar to the United States’ response to AIDS in the early years. Bans on travel, international surveillance, press conferences that initially downplayed the crisis, blanketed and changing assessments on how the disease could be contracted, irresponsible and disgraceful nicknames for the disease, the flipped attitudes towards…

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EDRi Launches Hub to Track Digital Rights Amid Pandemic

European Digital Rights (EDRi) has compiled a list of articles at the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and digital rights. Updated regularly, this “document pool” will follow a wide range of surveillance measures employed in Europe, and include recommendations from digital rights watchdog organizations around the world. From the EDRi…

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