Civil Liberties Under Covid-19

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2021·04·16

Civil Liberties Under Covid-19

Silkie Carlo, Phil Booth, Eileen Chubb, Anthony Glees

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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many of our traditional democratic civil liberties through the implementation of emergency measures like contact tracing, curfews, restrictions to movement, and more. While governments are responsible for protecting citizens and ensuring their health and safety, this protection often includes the temporary suspension or restriction of other essential liberties for the sake of public health. How do we balance public safety with the integrity of our civil liberties? And how do we prevent these changes from spilling into the future? 

Watch Director of Big Brother Watch, Silkie Carlo; multi-award-winning campaigner and privacy advocate, Phil Booth; author, campaigner, and former care worker and whistleblower in the UK, Eileen Chubb; and Professor Emeritus of Politics, Security & Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham, Anthony Glees, as they discuss civil liberties under COVID-19.