What’s the context? Hi-tech surveillance on the U.S.-Mexico border is pushing migrants onto deadly routes, humanitarian groups and researchers …
How surveillance tech keeps tabs on the world's migrants
From digital IDs to AI-based facial recognition cameras, tracking tools threaten migrants' basic freedoms, rights experts say. We examined the impact of surveillance technology deployed to track migrants and refugees in locations around the world, from the U.S.-Mexico border to Myanmar to Britain and beyond.
surveillance on the U.S.-Mexico border is pushing migrants onto deadly routes
U.S. border enforcement agents say they rely on a digital border wall to safeguard the southern U.S. border, Humanitarians and academics worry though that the ballooning surveillance apparatus is creating a deathtrap for migrants.
Britain has ramped up electronic tagging of migrants
A long-standing pledge to cut immigration was one of the drivers behind the country's 2016 vote to leave the European Union.
What’s the context? Britain has ramped up electronic tagging of migrants, raising concerns over privacy and its impact on vulnerable asylum seekers UK …
Myanmar's identity card system has been used as a surveillance tool
For more than three decades, Myanmar's ruling powers have weaponised the country's identity card system in a wider campaign of persecution, exclusion and surveillance targeting the Muslim ethnic community, human rights groups say.
What’s the context? Myanmar's identity card system has been used as a surveillance tool against the persecuted minority, human rights groups …
In Jordan, some refugees use iris scan to collect aid
Method of payment? Iris scan. The U.N. uses biometric data to allocate refugee benefits, saying it reduces costs and helps aid distribution. But rights groups warn of data collection risks for refugees.
What’s the context? Biometrics and blockchain technology help Syrians access U.N. cash, but rights groups voice concern over consent and data use U.N. …