We need to talk about digital ID: why the World Bank must recognize the harm in Afghanistan and beyond
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund met this week. They didn’t discuss digital identity programs, even though the World Bank itself funds “Big ID” systems.
Desterrando mitos sobre el Big ID
Busting Big ID’s myths
Big ID programs threaten our human rights yet are spreading like wildfire around the world. To buck the trend, we need to debunk the myths that propel digital ID systems forward.
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.
Review of action on digital rights in India’s Parliament shows opportunity for more engagement
We hope to see India’s Parliament increase the substance and quantity of initiatives for protecting Indians’ digital rights.
India’s update to Aadhaar — a failure to fix the world’s largest biometrics-based national digital ID programme
The new amendment bill would undo the Indian Supreme Court’s adopted principles for protecting privacy and data security in the Aadhaar digital ID programme.
As Aadhaar amendment Bill lapses, Indian policymakers should rethink the digital identity project
It is now clear that the badly designed system will do more harm than good. But it cannot be fixed through patchwork changes.
Protecting our privacy under the CLOUD: what new agreements should look like
The U.S. is currently in negotiations with the U.K. regarding a CLOUD Act data access agreement. Here’s what any new agreement should have to protect our rights.
Supreme Court of India rules to restrict world’s largest digital identity framework (Aadhaar) — but debate continues
The Supreme Court of India has ruled on multiple challenges raised against the Aadhaar digital ID, making key restrictions.
India’s opportunity to ensure a strong privacy framework for the next billion
India’s internet users are not protected by any national privacy institution or adequate data protection framework. But that might change — soon.