On August 9, 2022, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Access to information, privacy, and Ethics on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) use of spyware and advocating for stronger controls and oversight.
On December 21, 2020 the Citizen Lab released a report that discovered issues with three COVID-related applications in Indonesia and the Philippines. This document provides a summary of the research findings and questions and answers from the research team.
The following is the Tagalog translation of the FAQ and key findings from the report titled Unmasked II: An Analysis of Indonesia and the Philippines’ Government-launched COVID-19 Apps.
The following is the Bahasa Indonesia translation of the FAQ and key findings for the report titled Unmasked II: An Analysis of Indonesia and the Philippines’ Government-launched COVID-19 Apps.
Ang COVID-KAYA ay isang platform na ginagamit ng mga frontline healthcare workers sa Pilipinas para mangolekta at magbahagi ng mga kaso ng COVID-19 sa Kagawaran ng Kalusugan. Natagpuang nagtataglay ng mga kahinaan ang web at Android apps nito, na pinapayagan ang mga walang pahintulot na user na makuha ang pribadong datos tungkol sa mga gumagamit ng app, at maaring maging ang datos ng mga pasyente.
As a follow-up to our March 2020 report, we conducted daily tests on WeChat and collected 2,174 censored keywords between January to May 2020. This data provides a view into how narratives and messaging on the pandemic are controlled and molded on social media in China.
How do information controls impact different communities? Debates on Internet-enabled mass surveillance practices have increasingly dominated mainstream conversations, especially after the Snowden revelations. However, what is not as well documented is targeted surveillance operations against civil society that threaten their ability to hold governments accountable.
How do events on the ground impact information control online? The Internet has amplified citizens’ communication, allowing them to organize and mobilize for political or social causes. Major sporting events have been used to introduce security measures and justify surveillance capabilities that often have a lasting legacy in the countries or regions where this happens.
How is the Internet governed? Questions like where and by who decisions on governing core aspects of the Internet are made are important to address in order to understand how the Internet is governed overall.
This report presents results from a series of research projects that measured responses to personal data requests from telecommunication companies and Internet Service Providers across jurisdictions in Asia including Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Overall, the projects found responses from telecoms were incomplete and in some cases did not follow what is required by law.