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Bots at the Gate: how data colonialism puts migrant populations at risk

Date
Mon 23.09.19
Timings
9am – 10:30am

Governments are increasingly, fervently collecting data on migrants. From retina scans in Jordan refugee camps to illicit data extraction from mobile phones at EU borders and asylum decisions by algorithm, new technologies threaten to further undermine migrant rights. This panel will explore the risks how best to tackle them.

Speakers

Gracie Mae Bradley is policy and campaigns manager for human rights organization Liberty. She leads on campaigning against the Government’s “hostile environment” policies on immigration, as well as work across policing, counter-terror, and privacy and surveillance.

Antonella Napolitano works on policy development around social-media intelligence and border surveillance for Privacy International, with an global network of partner organisations.

Hazel Healy is a writer and co-editor at New Internationalist magazine, where she specializes in stories that unpack the thorny subjects of justice, equality and political change.

Javier leads on policy at Open Rights Group. His work covers a broad range of digital rights in areas such as transparency, privacy, state surveillance and intellectual property. He has previously worked as a union organiser, journalist and campaigner building citizen media platforms and supporting the digital activities of campaigning organisations in Europe and Latin America.

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New Internationalist (NI) is an independent, non-profit, publishing co-operative, based in Oxford

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