Statewatch | New technologies having devestating impact on rights in counter-terrorism policy, says UN Special Rapporteur
"New technologies, particularly digital technologies, are transforming the ways in which human rights are impeded and violated around the world," says a damning new report by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin. The report "addresses the intersection of counter-terrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism with the use of new technologies."

The adoption of highly intrusive technologies on the claim of exceptional use to respond to security crises is a chimera as the reality is broad and wholesale use, a report says. Negative effects across the globe are devastating, particularly the exercise of the rights to privacy, expression, association and political participation.

Here is the original report:

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