Surveillance and tracking in times of emergency

RMIT Researchers

  • Adam Fletcher

Project Description

This project examines trends in surveillance and tracking of individuals in Australia, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. It asks whether such surveillance measures are likely to be compatible with Australia's international human rights obligations (or the Victorian Charter), and whether/how the compatibility assessment would change if the measures were to persist beyond the current crisis.


Digital Technologies

Key Words

Surveillance, technology, human rights

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer