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These Tiny Greek Islands Have Become Unlikely Laboratories for Global Corporations

BKC Fellow Petra Molnar discusses surveillance and the use of tiny islands as spaces for large tech companies. 

Petra Molnar, a lawyer specialising in technology and human rights and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center said that the plans also raised concerns over surveillance. “Greece has become a technological laboratory,” she said. “The use of high-risk border technologies like drone surveillance, various data gathering schemes, and opportunities for companies like Amazon… is concerning. Particularly because very little regulation and oversight exists around the use of these technologies and corporate interests seem to take precedence over everything else,” she said. “The rampant digitisation of public life so often does not take local context into consideration.”

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