Digital Monitoring as a Threat to Human Mobility

Author(s) Mirna Wabi-Sabi
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Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 16, Iss. 2, 2022, pp. 65-75
Published December 15, 2022
Type Comment
Abstract During the COVID-19 pandemic, a “privacy nutrition label” was introduced to the Apple applications store. Its aim was to simplify access that consumers have to the content of terms and conditions, specifically to its implications on individual privacy. Nevertheless, undocumented migrants in the United States and Europe were and still are subject to invasive digital monitoring, begging the question of how to handle unhinged uses of technological advances by government institutions. Artificial intelligence has been used to predict the geographical movements of migrants, and phone applications have been used as an alternative to incarceration and ankle bracelets. It seems that technological advances do not move parallel to improvements in the human condition, which is why keeping up with these advances is a challenge to those who are struggling to improve their living conditions. In the following article, Artificial Intelligence and Integration Contracts of asylum requests are discussed within the framework of immigration rights and modern tools of governmental abuse of power.
Keywords asylum seekers, privacy, Artificial Intelligence, Integration Contracts, human mobility