Digital rights in the COVID-19 fight
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of our lives — including our human rights. Privacy, free expression, access to information, and other fundamental rights are even more essential in times of crisis, and Access Now is working to ensure responses to COVID-19 strengthen rather than undermine those rights.
The ongoing global health crisis has demonstrated with painful clarity the risks posed by digital identity systems that centralize biometric data, health records, and other sensitive personal information. It is essential that governments, development agencies, funders, and all other stakeholders first ask the question #WhyID.…29 April 2020