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EU slaps itself on wrist for surveillance tech transfer to Africa without rights assessment

The European Ombudsman has agreed with civil society complainants by concluding that the European Commission was “not able to demonstrate…


Privacy International leader argues digital identity exceeds SDG scope on ID16.9 podcast

UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 is being interpreted by governments and the private sector in ways that promote digital identity…


Biometrics work too well with face masks for criminals to hide; or for anonymity

Since the beginning of the pandemic, an increasing number of face biometrics developers have stepped up their efforts to improve…


Controversial Indian health records reach 140M registrations, 96 percent linked to Aadhaar

The controversial scheme to give everyone an India a Unique Health ID (UHID) has continued apace with 140 million people…


World foundational digital identity systems under review by Privacy International

Privacy International has begun a series of investigations into the technologies behind foundational digital identity systems in place around the world….


Calls against use of live facial recognition tech in Britain grow, Parliament petitioned

The use of Live Facial Recognition Technology (LFRT) by police and private companies in parts of the United Kingdom, as…


Identity experts challenge the notion of new digital ID systems

What do we want from digital ID? And is it the solution for problems faced by societies across the world?…


Police surveillance, biometric data collection threatening right to protest

Police surveillance is threatening people’s right to protest according to Privacy International as it publishes a practical guide to reducing…


‘Looming dangers’ of biometrics collection under guise of counterterrorism studied

A series of global events have led to the growing and untransparent use of biometrics collection under the pretext of…


Abbondanza! Clearview, opponents throw more spaghetti to see what sticks

Privacy International is collaborating on a series of complaints filed against Clearview AI with data protection regulators in France, Austria,…

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