The Jamaica NIDS digital identification program: a cautionary tale
Lawmakers pushed through the Jamaica NIDS digital ID program without taking enough time to listen to civil society concerns. Here’s what other countries can learn from the flawed process.
Jamaica’s NIDS bill: human rights recommendations dismissed, still time to rectify
Civil society speaks out on Jamaica’s dubious new digital ID bill
Access Now and a coalition of 12 local and international organizations are calling on authorities in Jamaica to ensure human rights are at the center of a controversial new digital ID bill.
Government responses to COVID-19 reinforce the need to ask — #WhyID?
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.
Internet access, digital ID, data protection, surveillance controls: UPR review highlights threats to digital rights
In our UPR comments with partner organizations, we recommend steps to ensure secure, open, equitable internet access, defend privacy and digital security in digital ID programs, strengthen data protection, and limit surveillance.