Human rights abuse app


The International Bar Association has launched the eyeWitness to Atrocities application – an on-line tool for securely documenting human rights abuses in a way that can be used as evidence in court. When a user records an atrocity, the app automatically collects and embeds into a video file GPS co-ordinates, date and time, device sensor data, and surrounding objects such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks. The images and accompanying data are encrypted and securely stored within the app and sent to a database maintained by the eyeWitness organisation, where they are stored in a secure repository that functions as a virtual evidence locker safeguarding the original, encrypted footage for future investigations and possible legal proceedings.

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