Buddi Limited - Immigration Enforcement's favourite tracking buddy

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Buddi's relation with the UK government has not been without controversy, with the company being given preferred-bidder status in 2014 to provide the hardware for the Ministry of Justice £1bn GPS tagging scheme, only for the procurement process to start again a few months later. Since early 2021, PI have been investigating and challenging the latest stride in the UK’s cruel migration policies: the roll-out of GPS ankle tags to monitor migrants released on immigration bail, a dehumanising, invasive method of control that monitors and records people’s precise location 24/7. The latest iteration comes in disguise – specifically, in four pastel colours: if you were to look at this company's main website, in fact, you'd only find wristbands and tools to monitor the well-being of elderly people who live alone.

Source read time: 7 min - privacyinternational.org

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