Covid-19 and Surveillance: Protecting Our Rights

During the pandemic, the sharp increase in state surveillance in Argentina has been marked by a lack of transparency regarding the methods used or the destination of the information collected. This opens the door to human rights violations in terms of freedom of expression, right to assembly and to privacy.

The international human rights network INCLO lists the following general principles and guidelines to be taken into account by governments when adopting surveillance policies –especially during the pandemic– so that they be respectful of our rights.