Irish Council for Civil Liberties: Keeping Tabs - The Surveillance of People in Poverty

Keeping Tabs: Privacy and Poverty

Monitoring and surveillance affects everyone's privacy. But it’s well-established that governments and corporations subject those living in poverty to heightened or more invasive surveillance. ICCL has invited the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Professor Philip Alston, to give a free talk on how digital surveillance technologies are being introduced into social welfare systems around the globe. The public services card is a well-known example of how digital technologies can be used against people living in poverty, but it’s not the only one. CCTV disproportionately monitors those in disadvantaged areas. Big business targets ads based on stereotypes of the social classes, which can have consequences for voting patterns. 

Please join us on 29 July at 17:30 at Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, Great Charles St, Dublin 1. We also invite you to stay for a drink afterwards. 

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