Surveillance, AI, Data Rights and Ethics

Data rights are human rights.

This podcast covered the topic of surveillance and data rights. We featured Ms. Zumretay Arkin, Advocacy Manager at the World Uyghur Congress, based in Canada. Zumretay discussed the plight of the Uyghur people, the extreme discrimination and surveillance imposed on them by the Chinese government, and a valuable discussion on security surveillance vs. basic human rights.

We also had Atty. Gilbert Andres, Partner at Roque and Butuyan Law Offices. Atty. Gilbert discussed the relatively unknown concept of “Habeas Data” and Writ of Amparo (protection) – legal remedies available in the Philippines to allow petitioners to request data collected about a subject whose rights are violated.

Carlo Almendral then discussed the grim reality of surveillance, AI, and deepfakes and how these technologies are threatening the liberties of people today.

An open-ended and fascinating discussion, and a reminder of the new landscape of legal, ethical, and behavioral issues that face us in the fourth industrial revolution.