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Covid controls turn Asia into global surveillance hotspot, say analysts

The index rated 198 nations for privacy violations stemming from mass surveillance operations

Coronavirus | surveillance  | Asia

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has become the world's hotspot and is at risk of serious privacy breaches as measures rolled out to contain the spread of Covid-19 become permanent in many countries, researchers warned on Thursday.

The Right to Privacy Index published by British-based risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft, rated 198 nations for privacy violations stemming from mass operations, retention of personal data, home searches and other breaches

—Verisk Maplecroft website


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First Published: Thu, October 01 2020. 23:35 IST