Statement: Tunisia’s newly proposed biometric ID and e-passport threaten privacy
Access Now joins 30 groups in sounding the alarm about Tunisia’s revived biometric ID proposal, which still poses a serious threat to Tunisians’ privacy.
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.
#WhyID: Access Now responds to World Bank Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development
The ID4D Principles must, from their very conceptualisation, seek to protect the human rights of the individual.
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.
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.