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New Digital Infrastructures of Workplace Health and Safety | Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy

Aiha Nguyen
November 3, 2021

New Digital Infrastructures of Workplace Health and Safety | Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy

Aiha Nguyen
November 3, 2021

In this essay series, Watching the Watchers: The New Frontier of Privacy and Surveillance under COVID-19, McGill’s Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy explores the policy, legal and ethical issues of (new) surveillance tactics in times of crisis.

In the wake of the 2020 global pandemic, governments and corporations around the world are adopting unprecedented data-gathering practices to both stop the spread of COVID-19 and transition to safer and more economically stable futures. This essay series examines how public and private actors are using pandemic response technologies to capitalize on this extraordinary moment of upheaval. It convenes a diverse group of experts to examine the policy, legal, and ethical challenges posed by the use of tactics that surveil and control populations around the world. With a focus on wide-ranging topics such as cybersecurity, racial justice, and worker surveillance, among others, this series offers a roadmap as policymakers confront the privacy and human rights impacts of crises like the novel coronavirus in the years to come.

 

Source: New Digital Infrastructures of Workplace Health and Safety — Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy