Digitalisation and the security state Digital Capitalism course: Session 5

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How is digitalisation being used by state systems of repression and control? Who is most impacted? What protections exist in liberal democratic regimes to protect civil liberties and what are their limitations? What examples exist of successful resistance against state digital surveillance? 


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  • Ben Hayes, TNI Associate, director of AWO, a ‘data rights agency’ and long-time researcher on international security, counterterrorism, surveillance, human rights, civil liberties and civic space 
  • Marwa Fatafta, researcher at Access Now and activist on the digital occupation in Palestine 
  • Petra Molnar, lawyer and anthropologist, co-creator of the Migration and Technology Monitor and author of ‘The Walls Have Eyes: Surviving Migration in The Age of Artificial Intelligence’ (The New Press 2024).

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