Peters & Peters

“Privacy concerns must not be shut out in rush to control virus”, Head of International Keith Oliver and Legal researcher Amalia Neenan discuss in The Times and have also been featured in the weekly edition of The Times Brief Newsletter

Dystopian visions of spies — technological or human — betraying a cowed population to authoritarian regimes are rife in literature. We have not quite reached the level of surveillance depicted in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale — but this could be how it starts: a global catastrophe, followed by enhanced governmental control. The latest controversy relates to contact-tracing apps. Different jurisdictions have developed different models, creating a plethora of privacy concerns. Read more