PI continues to advocate for a human rights-based approach to the digitalisation of reproductive healthcare such as with period-tracking apps.

See our 2019 investigation into the most popular period-tracking apps and how to protect your data 🩸


Privacy is a fundamental consideration in ensuring that access to safe abortion is achieved and maintained.

Today on , we reflect on the ways in which privacy and reproductive rights intersect 🧵


In 2020, we documented how data exploitative tactics had become important tools used by the opposition to sexual and reproductive rights to obstruct access to safe abortion care and services worldwide.


Two years on, the threats to privacy to those seeking to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights persist in what has become an increasingly datafied environment.


Sustained scrutiny is essential to ensure that tactics to undermine safe abortion care are effectively scrutinised and challenged before they become entrenched.

This is particularly important in light of the erosion of the legal bases for abortion 👇


Technology has a chance to expand access to reproductive health information, services, and care to allow people to exercise their reproductive rights with autonomy and dignity.

But this mustn't come at a cost to our rights.


Thanks @DIGawards for having us discussing how data and tech are extending borders and put more people at risk.

Investigative journalism is crucial so we were very glad to share the stage with @irpinvestigates and @LHreports.

More on our work privacyinternational.org/prote

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🇵🇸 Palestine - @7amleh


The digitalisation of maternal & reproductive healthcare has opportunities but also brings challenges.

We recently spoke to @nourelarnaout @ghiaub and Yousef Khader @EMPHNE about what it takes to ensure gender-sensitive digital health interventions 👉 🎧privacyinternational.org/video

ID systems create their own reality: they create a situation where ID is needed for more things and more actors, which only increases people’s vulnerability to their data being misused or abused.

Find out more 👉 privacyinternational.org/key-r

Listen to the latest episode of Technology Pill with @SebMeineck wherever you get your podcasts!

We and our global partners have seen ID systems are all too often a smokescreen. They are a tool for giving unprecedented surveillance powers to the police, security services, and other actors.


PimEyes are yet another of the new breed of facial recognition companies

Find out more in our latest podcast


Microsoft told the BBC that workplaces need to overcome the "productivity paranoia" of having employees working from home.

This statement came after a survey by Microsoft showing that bosses and workers fundamentally disagree about productivity working from home.

Yet... nitter.net/BBCNews/status/1573

..the features offered by Microsoft on its productivity suites tell a very different story.

Our research into Office 365 and its productivity measuring tools shows just how much power is put in the hands of employers - and how little employees know.


Why is it that the “Aadhaar model” of biometric digital ID has been exported around the world, despite the risks of surveillance, exclusion and insecurity?

Find out how the role of the World Bank and industry, in this report from @cis_india @trikshruti


Many identity systems around the world create exclusion, insecurity, and surveillance - read more from @li_saga @FMA_PH @dcmukasa @UnwantedWitness along with our other global partners about why we need change that


Civil society organisations from around the world wrote an open letter to the World Bank, a major funder of ID yet not doing enough to prevent exclusion, insecurity and surveillance.

More than 70 organisations signed the letter, including Privacy International and many of our partners:

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