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WEBINAR SUMMARY: Tracked, scraped, destroyed – Smartphones of people on the move in the focus of state authorities

Date 25 March, 2024
Category Special Report

On March 12th, Brot für die Welt and the Border Violence Monitoring Network organised a webinar to highlight the role of smartphones in the increasingly militarised EU border and migration regime. In the context of an expansion of surveillance technologies across Europe and beyond, the webinar highlighted both how smartphones have become an essential part of state-led surveillance practices and how people on the move and solidarity activists use them to resist such controls, and to organise and navigate their journeys.

The webinar also coincided with the launch of the English language version of our the Brot für die Welt web-dossier,  “A blessing and a curse: Smartphones and people on the move,” available here.

Yo can watch the recorded webinar here.