Posts tagged “Surveillance”

Jakub Dalek gave a talk at Sakharov Center

Citizen Lab Researcher Jakub Dalek, along with Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan of Agentura.Ru, gave a talk at the Andrei Sakharov Archives and Human Rights Center in Moscow, Russia on the general security landscape for activists.

Argentina’s Biometric Identification System Causes Concerns

Governments’ use of biometric systems have raised privacy concerns and the need for greater transparency and accountability. This is because these systems collect and store individuals’ physical traits such as fingerprints, facial recognition, iris scans, and other personal characteristics. Biometric identification has been criticized as being error-prone and unreliable, as well as being fundamentally detrimental to privacy, free expression, and the right to anonymity, especially with regards to vulnerable individuals such as dissidents, whistleblowers, and journalists. Members of the Cyber Stewards Network are active in efforts to raise awareness on the use of biometric systems and surveillance technologies.