ACUP statement on the violation of privacy

In Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida, 28th April 2022

The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), in relation to the serious violations of privacy and the monitoring of the communications of certain people -some of them members of the Catalan university system- through software installed on their mobile devices , wants to express the following:

• These actions, and in particular those that use software installed on commonly used and personal devices, violate the privacy of individuals and the protection of data, which constitutes a serious violation of individual and collective rights. lectius. That is why it is essential to give explanations and initiate the relevant investigations to clarify the facts and, consequently, to resolve the potential responsibilities and to be accountable to society.

• These practices go against the peaceful and respectful use of human rights of scientific and technical knowledge, enshrined in the principles and values ​​of Catalan public universities.

Consequently, the ACUP states that:

• Provides support and solidarity with those affected.

• Strengthens its commitment to defending the principles of equity, plurality, freedom and democracy that bind university institutions.

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