As millions of people shifted to home working, employers around the world have turned to employee surveillance software to track their employees' productivity.
VPN, Internet Rights & Security Research
In these investigations, we aim to draw attention to the disproportionate use of surveillance technologies worldwide, and the companies behind them.
- Digital RightsEmployee Monitoring Software Demand up 54% since March 2020
- Digital RightsHikvision and Dahua Surveillance Cameras: Global Locations Report
We identified and mapped 6.3 million surveillance camera networks globally that use hardware from controversial Chinese firms Hikvision and Dahua.
- Digital RightsCOVID-19 Digital Rights & Data Privacy Tracker
This live tracker documents new initiatives introduced in response to COVID-19 that pose a risk to digital rights around the world.
- Digital RightsUK Video Surveillance Investigation
We sent Freedom of Information requests to 52 UK local councils. Nearly two thirds of respondents said they owned technology made by controversial Chinese firm, Hikvision
- Digital RightsBig Tech Supporting Blacklisted Surveillance Companies
Amazon and Microsoft power almost half the Chinese surveillance companies on the US Department Of Commerce blacklist
- Digital RightsHome Office to Host Controversial Surveillance Companies
This investigation reveals the controversial companies and potentially repressive technologies that are due to be on display at next month's event.
Our Research Experts
Head of Research
Simon Migliano leads our research and investigations into VPN safety and digital privacy. Utilizing these findings, he produces in-depth VPN reviews and expert guidance on online safety.
His work examining dangerous free VPNs, identity theft, and internet censorship has been featured in over 1,000 publications worldwide including the BBC, CNET, Wired, and the Financial Times.
Digital Rights Lead
Samuel Woodhams leads our research on censorship, surveillance, and internet freedom to help defend internet freedoms around the world.
His research has been featured by the BBC, Washington Post, Financial Times, and The Guardian.