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UN Special Rapporteur and rights groups warn of risks from biometrics and AI in welfare systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:59

Biometric Update (18.10.2019) The potential of biometric ID systems for abuse in some countries is a major threat to individuals, and current practices risk the world “stumbling zombie-like into a digital welfare dystopia,” according UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston.

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Philippines : ID system to improve targeting for cash transfer program

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:06

Philippine News Agency (09.09.2019) The country’s chief economist expects the implementation of the national identification (ID) system to improve the targeting of beneficiaries of social protection program meant to uplift the lives of the poor.

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philippines, the
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Data protection is social protection

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:18

ejinsight.com (17.04.2019) Rising pressure to apply biometric technology to verify beneficiaries’ identities, and to integrate information systems ranging from civil registries to law-enforcement databases, means that social programs could create new risks for those who depend on them.

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Biometrics: Kerala government for biometric authentication of social welfare pension process

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:48

Times of India (12.11.2018) While the CPM has been vociferously expressing concerns on surveillance and privacy regarding the use of biometric-based identity, the state government’s proposed verification process of welfare pension beneficiaries will be based on biometric authentication.

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india
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Error evasion and fraud
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Service delivery
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What India’s Supreme Court Ruling on Aadhaar Means for the Future

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:59

Center For Global Development (26.09.2018)  India’s biometric ID, Aadhaar, is here to stay. This is the verdict of India’s Supreme Court which delivered a historic judgement today on a slew of petitions challenging the growing use of Aadhaar in the country. The apex court agreed that government can mandate its use to distribute government subsidies and benefits. It can also be required to be linked to the PAN, India’s tax ID number—an issue that has been hotly contested. However, Aadhaar will not be mandatory for opening bank accounts or getting mobile connections.

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india
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ICT
Social Policies & Programmes
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[Report] Is biometric technology in social protection programmes illegal or arbitrary? An analysis of privacy and data protection

Submitted by massetti on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:12

Ilo working paper (05.06.2018) Social protection programmes require processing significant data amounts, including often-sensitive information such as household assets, health status and physical or intellectual disabilities. Now more than ever, it is critical to address issues of privacy and data security in social protection programme design, implementation and evaluation.

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In Guangdong, China, An Integrated System Delivers Better Social Insurance Services

Submitted by massetti on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:31

New technologies make access to services easier and more convenient. Guangdong provides a model in China’s efforts to develop a national integrated social security information system

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china
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No identity crisis for social protection programmes that link with ID agencies

Submitted by massetti on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:29

Development Pathways (24.10.2017) Biometric technology presents a huge opportunity to social protection programmes, in particular the potential to ensure that only eligible programme beneficiaries receive payments. But to fully realise the benefits of biometrics, social protection programmes need to work closely with national identity agencies who are better placed to provide individuals with a unique identity record and can match people with those records, writes Richard Chirchir.

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India: Aadhaar days: In the world’s biggest biometric ID project, many have fallen through the gaps

Submitted by massetti on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:01

scroll.in (24.02.2018) Exclusion can mean lack of access to food, jobs and education and the underprivileged bear the biggest brunt.

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india
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ICT

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China building world's most powerful, 1.3 billion-person facial recognition system: Reports

Submitted by -zhu on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:49

straitstimes.com (13.10.2017) China is building the world's most powerful facial recognition system which aims to identify any one of its 1.3 billion citizens within three seconds, reported South China Morning Post.

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china
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