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Writer, bookworm, data nerd | tech, social justice, power | now: team @engnroom, author @globalvoices, fellow @DigCivSoc then: fellow @hks_digital, @datasociety
Jun 15, 2021 14 tweets 6 min read
Incredibly thorough work from @hrw has revealed what we all feared: UNHCR did in fact share personal + biometric data of #Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with Myanmar (who oversaw genocide against them):… @hrw Concerning highlights: There was no option for #Rohingya to opt out, nor receive the Smart Card without (seemingly implicitly) agreeing to having their personal data (which was also associated with their family members data) shared back with the very govt they were fleeing from.
Oct 4, 2018 6 tweets 6 min read
Thanks for having me today, #HCBerlin! Some links I referenced – @HNissenbaum on how poorly consent is operationalised (particularly relevant in humanitarian case)… All of Katja Lindskov Jacobsen's work, but particularly this on 'a hidden history of humanitarian experimentation', examining how the biometric database at Afghanistan/Pakistan border was operationalised… #HCBerlin