Biometrics has became a key tool of war.
Our lastest case-studies show that the use of biometrics in the name of counter-terrorism creates risks for whole populations, particularly vulnerable people who have little access to legal redress.
U.S. Department of Defense has been processing biometric data since 2000 and over time it has evolved into the creation og several databases accumulating millions of biometric entries #PoW #militarypersonnel #voters #militaryenlistments
A cautionary tale of how international requirements like those of the UN SC are implemented at national level without necessary guidance.
Occupied territory have been turned into a surveillance laboratory for Israeli and foreign gov't + multinationals.
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In postcolonial contexts like Somalia it's a crowded space with #US #INTERPOL #EU #FAO all processing biometrics data as part of anti-piracy initiatives and yet there is little or no democratic oversight, transparency nor accountability.
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The role of outside influence and interests in #CounterTerrorism such as those seen in Iraq, Afghanistan & Somalia cannot be ignored.
Find out more about who these actors are and what they're up to --> https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/4528/biometrics-collection-under-pretext-counter-terrorism
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Our latest case-studies show that the use of biometrics in the name of counter-terrorism creates risks for whole populations, particularly vulnerable people who have little access to legal redress. #biometrics should only be deployed with great caution.
Our latest case-studies on the use of biometrics for #CounterTerrorism in Somalia Israel Palestine Afghanistan Iraq illustrate how civilians get embroiled in these systems and lose agency over their data.
#Dignity #Autonomy #PrivacyMatters
We talked to UN Special Rapporteur @NiAolainF about this UN Security Council Resolution. She presented concerns about the lack definitions to define what #terrorism is and the implication this has to effective regulate such are measures 👉
How did biometrics come to dominate the #CounterTerrorism agenda? Find out more by delving into our three new case studies on Somalia, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan.
🎧 Listen to what @KerenWeitzberg, author of this case-study, told us about this particular issue of how border management and counter-terrorismare bleeding into one another👇
🎧 Listen to what @KerenWeitzberg, author of this case-study, had to say about the impact of such measures on Palestinians👇
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