Privacy Policy


This joint research and accountability project is committed to protecting your privacy. We understand as a user of this website you are concerned about your privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information provided.

Information collected

Unless you specifically tell us, this website will never know who you are.

Any personal information you provide will only be used for the purpose specified at the time it is collected.

When you visit this website our web measurement tool and servers record anonymous information for statistical purposes only, including:

  • the type of browser, computer platform and screen resolution you are using,
  • your traffic patterns through our site such as:
    • the date and time of your visit to the site,
    • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded,
    • the previous page you visited prior to accessing our site,
  • the Internet address of the server accessing our site,
  • access to information collected.

This web server information will only be made available to us. No attempt is or will be made to identify your personal details. If a law enforcement agency serves a valid legal warrant on our web hosting provider however, and the provider is compelled by law to release information pertaining to the warrant, expect that the information above may be provided to law enforcement agencies, to the scope specified in their valid legal warrant only.


This website may use cookies to handle the submission of reports and for security purposes. Internet cookies are small strings of text placed on users’ hard drives during the data exchange that happens when a browser points to a website. Cookies allow a website to store information on a user’s machine and later retrieve it. They remember preferences you enter and then tailor a site to suit your needs. Cookies have no way of disclosing your name or any personal information, and the cookies on this website are not used for any other purpose other than handling the submission of reports and security. We do not track user behaviour or run advertising on this website, and no cookies are provided to 3rd parties.

You can set your browser to refuse cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you configure your browser to reject all cookies some of our website features or services may not function properly.


E-mail correspondence sent to this site or individual email addresses may be accessed by researchers, legal practitioners, and police accountability organisations.

We will not add any details from your e-mail to a mailing list and we will not disclose these details to third parties without your consent, or unless compelled to by law.


Connections made to this website are encrypted, and all content that is sent or received using this website should occur across encrypted channels.

This site contains links to other websites, but we are not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of other websites.


If you have any queries about our privacy and security practices, please write to [email protected].

This collaborative project aims to document incidents, reports, and examples from members of the public concerning COVID-19 policing, for use in monitoring and reporting, as well as legal advocacy and accountability. It is run by a group of legal and human rights advocacy organisations, backed up by a network of policing academics with a coordinator in each state.
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