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The UK's Privatised Migration Surveillance Regime: A Rough Guide For Civil Society

– Privacy International

  • Report
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 26 February 2021

A report on the privatised nature of the UK's border surveillance systems

Privacy International has released a summary of its research into the surveillance tools used by authorities across the UK's borders and immigration system. It highlights procurement, contractual, and other open-source data, in order to increase understanding of the vast system upon which millions of people rely.

"Providing a realistic perspective of the powers and technology available to UK agencies and the problems across the system are important for dispelling myths and dangerous narratives."

The report also describes and maps out how private technology companies, ranging from small surveillance firms to global names, have received payments for surveillance systems and tools while often failing to deliver.

Large tech and arms companies compete for supplying staff and vague services to the programme, but provide little insight as to what the firms are actually supposed to deliver

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