18 June 2020
With Privacy International, Fundaciòn Datos Protegidos and Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D), we produced a joint submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, in response to their call for input on how digital technologies deployed in the context of border enforcement and administration reproduce, reinforce, and compound racial discrimination.
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Joint submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (pdf):
"We recommend the UN Special Rapporteur in her upcoming report to:
This submission provides information on specific digital technologies in service of border enforcement and administration policies, as well as an overview of how such practices amount to serious violations of the right to privacy of migrants and as a result facilitate violations of other human rights of migrants, refugees, stateless people, non-citizens, and individuals or groups who are or who are perceived to be foreign."
For more information on the call for input, see: Race, Borders, and Digital Technologies: Call for input (UN, link)
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