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In a scramble to track, and thereby stem the flow of, new cases of Covid-19, Governments around the world are rushing to track the locations of their populace. One way to do this is to write a smartphone app which uses Bluetooth technology, and encourage (or mandate) that individuals download and use the app. The aim of this piece is to provide more detail on the technology itself, rather than a deep dive into the risks and whether or not Bluetooth technology should be used.


Privacy International has joined JCWI, Liberty, Medact and other UK civil society organisations to call on Priti Patel, the UK Home Secretary to enact urgent changes to ensure the safety of migrants in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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PI's response to proposals by governments to use mobile phone location and other traffic data from telecos to help with Covid-19 response.

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If you are persecuted at home, you have the right to seek protection in another country.

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