URBC New Study: COVID-19 Technology and Monitoring Survey

Today, Unis Resist Border Controls (URBC) will launch our COVID-19 Technology and Monitoring Survey. This survey is designed to better understand how technology and AI are being deployed to monitor visa compliance within and across universities, especially as teaching has moved online due to the global pandemic.

We hope this will offer us several case studies which will allow us to better resist the blanket deployment of such technology for surveillance, monitoring and performance management purposes. The issues are urgent, especially as many institutions have already indicated that online teaching is very likely to continue in September.

All responses will be entirely anonymous, and any published material will be redacted in line with GDPR compliance. Anonymised quotes may appear in the project report and/or publications. Data generated by the survey will be stored in encrypted documents on secure cloud storage for five years. Only the core research team will have access to the data. No data will be shared with third parties. The study will take between 20-25 minutes to complete.

This study has been co-endorsed by the following organisations: Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), Migrants In Culture, Migrants’ Right Network (MRN), & the Open Rights Group.

Click here to take you to the survey.

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