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Show me your phone and I’ll believe who you are. The German civil society blog netzpolitik.org on a new procedure that allows the authorities to analyze the data on mobile phones and computers of asylum seekers whose identity cannot be established otherwise.
On 12 July, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres established a High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
UNHCR first Innovation Award has been officially launched during UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs.
Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, from UNHCR Field Information and Coordination Support Section (FICSS), presents The Demographic Projection Tool, a tool for creating scientific population projections of Persons of Concern using simple demographic principles.
Oudom Bresson, Chair of the Secure Identity Alliance ID4All Workgroup, introduces ‘Identity in Healthcare’, a publication that brings much-needed clarity and key recommendations to the ID challenge facing the health sector.
If you or your organisation have an high-quality digital identity project, you can now submit your proposal to ID2020.
This World Refugee Day, Nicholas Oakeshott (UNHCR), Jonathan Marskell (World Bank), Emily Weedon Chapman (World Bank), and Marie Benihirwe (UNHCR) reflect on the promising opportunities that a digital identity would offer to refugees.
Bats, two-hour motorcycle rides, and river-crossings by pirogue – when it comes to getting remote field offices connected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNHCR’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team take it all in their stride.
The Government of Uganda and UNHCR undertook a complete countrywide biometric refugee verification exercise.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published in its “White Paper” series, a “common sense and practical framework” designed to assist in understanding whether blockchain is an appropriate and helpful tool for business needs.
A study by the University of Zurich (Switzerland) suggests that IT development should not only based on a “business case” but also on an “ethics case”. Research Group Leader Markus Christen explained this concept to the Swiss online magazin “Computerworld”.
At a time when new data protection rules come into force in Europe, Alexander Beck, UNHCR Senior Data Protection Officer, answers question on privacy rights and data protection for refugees.