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Tunisia biometric ID card and passport law approved by parliament

After years of delay and criticism from civil society over lacking data protection, the Tunisian parliament voted in favor of…

 

Access Now argues humanitarian biometrics need more transparency, rules

An investigation of the relationship between humanitarian organizations and the private sector by Access Now makes a case that even…

 

Tunisia’s biometric ID project back on the table but advocates want data protection guarantees

After failed attempts in 2015 and 2020, the Tunisian government has resumed the idea of introducing biometrics-based identification documents such…

 

Advocates say people think of biometric identification all wrong

A digital rights organization says the popular view of biometric identification and surveillance is backward and the result is the…

 

Rights group urges more transparency from biometric surveillance vendors in LatAm

Digital rights group Access Now urged biometric surveillance companies operating in Latin America for more transparency after presenting a new…

 

Harvard introduces new resources and tools for digital identity

Harvard University has introduced a new set of research and tools aimed at exploring digital identity under a program titled…

 

Uganda court accepts brief from rights groups on digital ID case

Uganda’s High Court at Kampala ruled that it will accept an ‘Amicus Curiae’ brief from three human rights organizations, Access…

 

Kenyan Telco urged to delete biometric data collected for SIM registration

Global human rights watchdog Access Now has called on a mobile telecommunications company in Kenya, Safaricom, to delete all face…

 

Groups and motivations advocating for digital identity principles put under the microscope

What is the underlying worldview of groups proposing visions for “good” digital identity systems? An attempt to answer this question…

 

Access Now report holds up poster child Aadhaar as ‘Big ID’ bugbear

A legal vacuum and vulnerable population allowed the creation of the world’s largest biometric digital ID project and built a…

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