Martyn Williams and Natalia Slavney examine North Korea’s digital surveillance capabilities, how they have developed, and worrying trends for the future.

Digital surveillance technology in North Korea is progressively evolving with widespread effects on the landscape of its society. While this digital transformation can provide more opportunities to North Korean citizens, it also increases the risks associated with growing digital footprints and the ability of the North Korean state to expand surveillance of people’s lives.


  • Jenny Town
    Jenny Town

    Senior Fellow and Director || Korea Program and 38 North


  • Martyn Williams
    Martyn Williams

    Senior Fellow || Korea Program and 38 North

  • Natalia Slavney
    Natalia Slavney

    Research Analyst and Assistant Editor || Korea Program and 38 North