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Exclusionary and discriminatory patterns built into ID systems can easily be replicated, and amplified, when ID is made a requirement to access basic public services.

Read our examples from India, Kenya, and Uganda...

Last week for we shared:
☑️ a long-read on the the impact of ID systems on their lives
☑️ background of research by @CodingRights on the effects of...

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Working with the Harvard Law Clinic, we looked the key cases including in , , where national ID systems are being challenged in courts!

Find out more in our "Guide to Litigating Identity Systems"...

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Vaccination is part of the solution out of the pandemic but the cost of this must not be the roll-out of inappropriate and exclusionary digital ID that will make these inequalities permanent and entrenched in law.

Find out why we are concerned:...

The Solidarity Income program was implemented by the Colombian govt in less than 2 weeks, relying on more than thirty opaque public and private databases in order to select those eligible for financial support.

Scary? We agree.

The Colombian govt rushed to implement an automated system to identify citizens in need of financial aid on the basis of undisclosed selection criteria.

@Karisma analyses this program and its potential consequences...

🔐 💉 In some countries, access to the vaccine requires the presentation of ID.

This requirement can reinforce and further entrench existing inequalities and exclusions.

Read how...

The Solidarity Income implemented in Colombia is an example of a rushed technological solution that risks cutting people's access to social benefits.

Read @Karisma's analysis of this program to better understand how this is likely to happen...

Good gender recognition laws do not end transphobia but they are a step in the right direction and make life easier for trans people.

Find out how it works in Argentina by reading our discussion with @mariarachid the law's author...

El nuevo informe de @adcderechos presenta un primer análisis de la normativa de protección de datos personales en relación al uso de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones en la atención médica en 🏥

Brazil has been using facial recognition in more and more places including to verify identity to access public services but in a survey @codingrights found that 92.5% of trans people believed facial recognition can contribute to their stigmatization

Our partners at @Karisma are digging into this initiative that risks leaving beneficiaries without much needed aid.

Read more about this social policy and the problems it brings for building a fairer society...

Rushing technological innovation to address social issues can backfire.

In Colombia, the government has set up an unconditional cash transfer system for 3 million citizens – the Solidarity Income. This was implemented in just two weeks.

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Today: "Investigating Frontex: How a reporting team put an EU super-agency in the spotlight"

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The Philippines have no gender recognition law and a “super-ID” about to get rolled out. We spoke to @NaomiFontanos to find out about the implications this ID could have on trans people’s lives ...

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