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About Maria Xynou

Maria Xynou works at the Tactical Tech Collective as a researcher primarily on the MyShadow and Trackography projects. Previously, she worked in India with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) as a researcher on India's surveillance technology industry. Maria has interned with Privacy International and with the Parliament of Greece, and holds a Masters of Science degree in Security Studies from the University College London (UCL).

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Syria's digital civil war

Militarised spyware has played a crucial role in the Assad regime's offensive against the Syrian opposition. But further risk remains as Syrians' data has been swept up in the global surveillance dragnet. 

Big democracy, big surveillance: India's surveillance state

In India, surveillance is on the rise by the state to tackle crime and terrorism, and private companies are eager to meet the demand. 

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