Technology and Human Rights in Border Zones

Privacy Research

Due to the growing trend of implementing digital-based security policies, TEDIC and Data Privacy Brasil have developed a series of actions to increase scrutiny – with a human rights perspective – in the deployment of surveillance technologies in the Triple Border area for public security and migration purposes.

This work constitutes an expansion of the research from last year, focusing now on two new security and technology programs in the region. The research aimed to characterize two security programs and the narratives surrounding them, as well as determine their actual usefulness for the goals they aim to achieve: Intelligent Wall (Brazil) and the Automated Facial Recognition Migration System (SMARF) (Paraguay).

The work was made possible with the support of the Privacy International organization.

Authors: Eduardo Carrillo, Helena Secaf, Nathan Paschoalini

?? This research is also available in Portuguese.