Las personas migrantes en Latinoamérica están siendo vigiladas por sus gobiernos
Civil society joint statement: Europe’s (digital) borders must fall
Civil society is calling for an end to the expansion of EURODAC, the EU database for the registration of asxylum-seekers. EURODAC is being transformed into an expansive, violent surveillance tool that will treat people seeking protection as crime suspects.
Open letter: Council of the E.U. risks failing human rights in the AI Act
Ahead of the next AI Act trilogue, the we urge the Council of the European Union to effectively regulate the use of AI systems by law enforcement, migration control and national security authorities throughout Europe.
Bodily harms: how AI and biometrics curtail human rights
Biometric technologies are becoming increasingly interwoven into our everyday lives. A new Access Now report explores how AI is driving the adoption of ableist technologies that marginalize anyone who doesn’t fit into their definition of a “normal” body.
The world must not forget Mahsa Amini
It has been a year since Mahsa Amini died while in the custody of Iran’s “morality police,” leading to waves of protests across the country – and a subsequent crackdown by the country’s rulers against dissent, both offline and online. We’ve mapped some of the troubling trends in Iran’s digital authoritarian playbook.
El Salvador: how dirty data entraps immigrants to the U.S.
The U.S. is using unreliable information from El Salvador for immigration processes, entrapping innocent immigrants. It’s time to stop dirty data-sharing agreements, reform the process, and protect people’s rights.
New analysis: companies deploying surveillance tech in LATAM lack human rights transparency
Track and target: FAQ on Myanmar CCTV cameras and facial recognition
The military junta in Myanmar is rolling out China-made CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities to intensify surveillance against the people.
Civil society to Amazon: Terminate your contract to host dangerous U.S. DHS biometric database
Access Now and a coalition of rights organizations urge Amazon Web Services to end its HART database contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Dictators in Egypt and Saudi Arabia love smart cities projects — here’s why
Here’s why “smart” cities projects are really surveillance projects — a dangerous tool for dictators.