Tunisia’s digitization programs threaten the privacy of millions
Tunisia’s recent digitization programs could pave way for mass surveillance, identity theft, data exploitation, and more. Here’s why.
Privacy first: Ugandan court hears civil society’s human rights warnings on digital identity system
The High Court or Uganda has ruled to allow expert intervention from Access Now and partners on the human rights red flags around the country’s digital ID system.
Tunisia’s government must open the Mobile ID black box
Tunisia’s Mobile ID program is opaque and risks undermining users’ data protection and privacy. The government must share details of the program to foster trust and transparency.
Digital identity: Our five calls to action for the World Bank
For the second year in a row, the World Bank is leaving digital identity programs off the agenda for its annual summit. Here’s why we need urgent action to stop further human rights abuse, exclusion, marginalization, and surveillance.
Global Leaders of Digital Human Rights: Marianne Díaz Hernández recognized as international changemaker
Access Now is proud of Marianne Díaz Hernández, #WhyID Campaigner at Access Now, and her recognition as one of Ouano Foundation’s 2022 Global Leaders of Digital Human Rights.
U.N. experts at RightsCon: digital rights violations enable and escalate violence during crises
Access Now welcomes a U.N. expert statement released at the conclusion of RightsCon 2022 that draws attention to digital rights in conflict and crises.
Access Now Grants: How we support the activists who defend our rights during conflict and crisis
In 2021, Access Now Grants supported grassroots, frontline, and feminist digital rights organizations and human rights defenders.
Biometric ID in Tunisia: a threat to privacy and data protection
Authorities in Tunisia have been deliberating over a biometric ID law that bears threats to the right to privacy & other fundamental rights.
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.
Go back to the drawing board: Kenya must scrap unconstitutional Huduma Bill 2021
Civil society organizations are calling on the Kenyan parliament to immediately scrap the unconstitutional Huduma Bill 2021.