Join the Correspondent for a live global chat on privacy & surveillance in the COVID-19 era

May 27, 2020
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The Correspondent is hosting a global live chat on privacy and surveillance in the COVID-19 era as part of the Correspondent’s Track(ed) Together project. The Correspondent has invited academics, journalists, activists, technologists and legal experts to work in collaboration, to build a database of surveillance policies being introduced all over the world. 


This global live chat will feature a discussion on what the implications could be for journalism and whistleblowing within the struggle between privacy and surveillance during COVID-19 pandemic.


The live chat guests include:

  • Amelia Andersdotter, former Member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Pirate Party and chairperson at Sverige.
  • Gus Hosein, executive director of Privacy International
  • Dima Samaro is a Middle East and North Africa (Mena) policy associate at Access Now
  • Adrian Shahbaz is research director for technology and democracy at Freedom House. 
  • Julie Posetti is an Australian expert on privacy, surveillance & journalism in the digital age
  • Paul-Olivier Dehaye is the Director of PersonalData.IO and is on the board of MyData Global
  • Radhika Jhalani is volunteer counsel at Software Freedom Law Center, India ( 
  • Jaap-Henk Hoepman is associate professor of computer science at the Radboud University
  • Seda G├╝rses is an associate professor in the department of Multi-Actor Systems at TU Delft at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management
  • Michele Loi is a Senior Researcher at the University of Zurich
  • Julie Owono is the executive director of Internet Sans Frontieres


The event will be on Wednesday, 27th of May at 17:00 GMT. For more information please see here.


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