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DIGITAL SURVEIL LANCE Arely Cruz-Santiago

‘Google and Apple can let the Health Secretary know if you are not staying at home’, reads the title of a news article, quoting Ricardo Cortés Alcalá, Director General for the Promotion of Health in Mexico, who candidly declared that the Ministry of Health is using location data facilitated by Apple and Google in order to determine population-wide mobility patterns:

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‘…if you allowed any mobile app on your phone to use its location service, then you are giving permission for these companies to follow you wherever you go. We then use this information to create mobility data trends in the country to produce our reports’1 While no further discussion has taken place about how this data is being shared, used or protected, Mexican civil society organisation (CSO), Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales R3D, has joined efforts with other Latin American

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