Over the years, we've investigated how lower cost phones puts user's privacy at risk.

One example we've highlighted is a brand new phone being sold with an operating system that is already out of date.

More examples here:

1000s of people seeking asylum were left with no income, unable to buy food or meds for their families, some for more than a month.

New report by @AsylumMatters documents how the @UKHomeOffice mismanaged private contracts & why this can’t happen again.


We don’t think privacy should be a luxury.

That’s why we advocate for companies to provide the latest security features and privacy protections for low cost phones, as well as high cost phones.

LISTEN to this podcast to learn more!


But what could go wrong when socio-cultural patriarchal expectations are hard-coded into a one-size fits all foundational digital ID system? And what happens to those that don't fit the standard on the eyes of the state?


Pakistan's ID system NADRA is yet another eye-opening example of how ID systems can be exclusionary by design, specially when adherence is made compulsory & when such systems are used as gatekeepers to access a wide range of essential goods + services.

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With kick off today it's a chance to reflect on the implications of digital health initiatives on fundamental rights including right to health, privacy, non-discrimination amongst others, and the necessary safeguards.


As @WHO begins, PI calls for human right principles to ensure a just .

For more information on what that entails, listen to @gushosein, our Executive Director 👉 t.co/AYugUuwblK
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Upcoming @DigitHarium @ICRC event is an opportunity to discuss the issues PI & our global partners have raised:
- questioning the need for digital ID systems
- assessing the harms especially around exclusion & surveillance
- considering design choices which can mitigate risks t.co/f7wbXsEb6T

@WIRED The same happens if a single or widowed mother is trying to register her children, as the system demands a child needs to be appended to two married parents and have a living father pinned as 'head of the family'.

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NADRA relies on the assumption that people belong to families that fit a fixed and traditional state-defined pattern, and automatically excludes all that don't. Social expectations as defined by the state have become embedded into its database.

Dear @WHO Member States,

Without human rights safeguards, there can be no confidence in public health responses.

needs to include safeguards to regulate use of data & technology and prevent abusive surveillance powers.

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@WIRED What is occurring is that the issuance of ID cards is being refused when the system doesn't have marital records of people's parents for example, and this exclusion of access then propagates to all people further down the genealogical tree becoming a multi-generational issue.

With the 2022 Colombian presidential election right around the corner, civil society are rightly concerned about the lack of transparency around micro-targeting in political campaigns.

Read @Dejusticia's latest research to find out more 👇


ICYMI you can watch the recording of this event with @R3Dmx on the risks of digital ID systems 👇

En caso de que te lo hayas perdido, puedes ver la grabación del evento con @R3Dmx sobre los riesgos de los sistemas de identificación digital 👇

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Hungry for weekend reading? 📚

In this thread, we break down some of the exclusion concerns arising from ID systems 👇 t.co/zAOO3jJRpM

Join us tomorrow for this discussion with @R3Dmx on the risks of biometric ID systems with great line-up of global experts including some of our global partners @cis_india & @hiperderecho and friends @GlobalNamati @cpjvanveen as well as @EHayesdeKalaf

More details 👇 nitter.net/R3Dmx/status/146299

@R3Dmx @cis_india @hiperderecho @GlobalNamati @cpjvanveen @EHayesdeKalaf In case you missed it, here is the context for this event. A few months ago we joined @R3Dmx in calling on the Mexican government to drop its plans to introduce a biometric ID.

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@R3Dmx @cis_india @hiperderecho @GlobalNamati @cpjvanveen @EHayesdeKalaf This event will discuss many of the concerns we've seen unfold following the deployment of biometric ID systems in other countries from India to Kenya & Peru, and which explain why @R3Dmx have well-founded concerns about risk of exclusion and surveillance enabled by such systems.

From Myanmar, to Uganda, Serbia and Spain, Huawei is transforming our public spaces by building smart cities. But what's hidden by this term and what is Huawei actually selling? We looked into this 🧐 privacyinternational.org/long-

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