Barcodes containing verifiable information could make our lives easier and provide safe access to buildings or online services. But a global effort will be necessary to make them completely secure.
Huduma Namba data processing poses high risks, since very personal data, including biometrics, is collected.
Without careful planning and implementation, the government risks making many of the same mistakes ushered in by the hasty ‘datafication’ of society, which has been turbocharged by the pandemic.
When it comes to civil registrations, some states are using exclusionary mechanisms to block anyone it considers undesirable, as happened to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
A digital ID will only work if people are allowed to keep control of their data.
A new digital ID system will gather piles of personal information in one place – and you won’t have full control over who has access
Data protection policies focus on human rights. But the exercise of our free will is increasingly being hindered.
Digital identity assets, such as property records and Parliamentary proceedings, embody who and what Australia is as a nation. We need to do more to protect them.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people’s digital identities.