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The online tech publication The Register is discussing the issue of data protection from a different and unusual angle: What does the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) mean for privacy? Farfetched? We don’t think so and invite you to read more here.
Who takes care of the tens of millions of refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless persons who either cannot safely approach their government, or have no government that recognizes them as citizens?
The European Court of Human Rights recently recognized that messages between detained asylum seekers and their lawyer on a popular mobile messaging application met formal requirements for lodging an application to the Court.
At the World Economic Forum, Leaders have called for greater multi-stakeholder co-operation on digital identity and announced their commitment to strengthen collective action on this agenda.
The clip WhatsApp Wedding was produced in 2015 for UNHCR. Refugees Plus, a new digital media platform run by a network of young refugee journalists, has posted it recently – for us the occasion to share it here with our readers.
How digital identity will empower refugees by Kelly Clement, UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner.
The successful UNHCR-led Refugee Emergency Telecommunications Sector (RETS) provide shared internet connectivity, security communications and user support services to the humanitarian community in Uganda.
Is biometrics appropriate in refugee situations? Can digital technology resolve problems related to the lack of identity papers? These and other questions were debated in two newspaper articles published by the German newspaper Die Zeit recently.
The GSM Association recently pointed out that most countries do not recognize UNHCR identification documents issued to refugees for purchasing and activating a mobile SIM card for purposes of communication or mobile financial services.
Article by Guillermo Barros from Forced Migration Review digest (Issue 56, October 2017) on the negative consequences of communication for Central American refugees.
The registration and issuance of tokens to 100,000 persons has started in Maiduguri (Borno State) in North-Eastern Nigeria.