The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People

The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People By MassPrivateI A recent European Union (EU) announcement about national IDs will destroy millions of people’s privacy and create a near-global biometric database. An article in State Watch News revealed that the EU has agreed to create a MANDATORY national biometric ID card. Measures being negotiated as part of the EU’s ‘Security Union’ are moving ahead swiftly, with the Council and Parliament reaching provisional agreements on new rules for immigration liaison officers, the EU’s Visa Code and the introduction…

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Netizen Report: Activists Reject EU Plans to Pre-censor Copyright Violations, “Terrorist” Content

Netizen Report: Activists Reject EU Plans to Pre-censor Copyright Violations, “Terrorist” Content The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from February 29 – March 8. An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online. The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like…

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The Brutal Truth About the CARNET: The Venezuelan Biometric ID Also Known as the Fatherland Card

The Brutal Truth About the CARNET: The Venezuelan Biometric ID Also Known as the Fatherland Card By Daisy Luther and J.G. Martinez D. If you want a totalitarian regime, you have to take extra steps to control the populace. And that’s just what Venezuela has done with the advent of a biometric ID called Carnet, loosely translated as The Fatherland Card. Carnet is closely related to the dystopian Chinese social credit program and, in fact, uses much of the same technology to track and spy on citizens. And it’s been…

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Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant

Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant By Laura Vidal, Translated by Alexis Faber When Reuters revealed in November 2018 that the Venezuelan government had contracted with the Chinese company ZTE to develop a national biometric identification system, public reactions were mixed. The report stirred outrage both in Venezuela and internationally. But for those who have closely followed the Venezuelan government as it has tightened its grip on people’s data and communications, the report represented another chapter in what has become a very long story. The report…

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“Historic Judgment” As India’s Nationwide Biometric ID Database Ruled Constitutional

“Historic Judgment” As India’s Nationwide Biometric ID Database Ruled Constitutional By Nicholas West As the march toward a cashless (and privacy-less) society accelerates forward, a new high watermark has been reached. India first introduced its concept for a nationwide biometric ID database more than 7 years ago, which they touted as a necessary “social welfare” program to assist the millions of India’s unbanked, streamline welfare distribution and reduce corruption. At the time, Brandon Turbeville reported on the plan for Activist Post. Yet, although the justification for the billion person database…

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