MAKING MORE OUT OF GOVERNMENT'S DIGITAL IDENTITY INITIATIVES
Digital identification systems raise important human rights and broader legal considerations with respect to the way information and actions are linked to persons, authenticity is proven, and individual rights and responsibility is determined in systems. Once deployed, digital identification systems can be powerful tools used for techno-social engineering, censorship, exclusion, discrimination, persecution, targeted deployment of social credit systems, torture, and surveillance – all intended to achieve and/or enhance obedience to authority structures.
Unwanted Witness, therefore, is at the forefront of advocating for assessing the human rights implications of the growing corporate and governmental surveillance of the lives of ordinary people. The focus has been majorly been put on the risks posed by digital identification systems to individual privacy, access to private and public services, rights to expression, and freedom of conscience.Reports and policy briefs