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Live #facialrecognition tech (LFRT) poses significant and unmitigable risks to our society. That's why we've united with 30 CSOs in an open letter to call for a ban on the use of LFRT in the UK:
PI together with 30 CSOs are calling for a complete ban on the use of live #facialrecognition technology. @CollegeofPolice and @ukhomeoffice should not issue national guidance for the use of LFRT without there being proper Parliamentary scrutiny first:
. @cipesaug joined us and 9 other organisations to tell @TECNOMobile to make changes to protect their users.
Find out more about why on their website: https://cipesa.org/2021/08/a-call-on-tecno-to-uphold-users-privacy-and-security/
PI and 30 allies have issued a joint open letter, objecting to the use of live #facialrecognition tech by UK police forces. The @CollegeofPolice and @ukhomeoffice have bypassed Parliament on the proposed new national guidance:
PI and 30 allies have issued a joint open letter objecting to the use of live #facialrecognition tech by UK police. @CollegeofPolice and @ukhomeoffice have bypassed Parliament on the proposed new national guidance:
The whole digital infrastructure in Afghanistan is at risk of falling into the hands of a new entity.
Question are emerging about
- who will be in control
- purposes for which systems will be used
The answers will impact millions of people.
Inadequate device security is undermining efforts to strengthen the digital security of at-risk groups and organisations amidst growing digital rights attacks in Africa
Find out more about why @cipesaug think @tecnomobile need to make changes:
As the situation unfolds in Afghanistan, we reflect on what will happen to two decades of investment to build data-intensive systems.
Who will become responsible for these sytems, and what will they do with them? How will it impact people?
We explored the use biometrics in counter terrorism programmes/measures in Somalia, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Find out what these cases tell us about how biometrics is deployed around the world 👇https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/4528/biometrics-collection-under-pretext-counter-terrorism
Today is 1 yr since Court of Appeal in Bridges v S Wales Police said that live facial recognition tech breached privacy, DP & equality laws.
Read about our latest action against LFRT w/ @libertyhq @defenddigitalme @OpenRightsGroup @BigBrotherWatch
In its guidance for the deployment of Covid-19 vaccination certificates @WHO outlines how governments should consider safeguards, protections & risks associated.
But it also leaves them a lot of discretion which is why we are concerned 👉 More here: https://privacyinternational.org/advocacy/4607/covid-19-vaccination-certificates-who-sets-minimum-demands-governments-must-do-even
Our latest research shows how a *NEW* phone we bought in Uganda is running an 8-year-old version of Android with multiple critical vulnerabilities.
If you purchase a lower cost phone in East Africa there's a strong chance that it's a TECNO phone. But here's what you should know before you buy one..
NEW: We've been investigating phone manufacturer TECNO, and how one of their lower cost devices puts user privacy at risk
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