CSOs oppose World Bank's digital ID initiative

08/09/2022 | Privacy International

A group of 73 civil society organisations (CSOs), including Privacy International, wrote to the World Bank outlining their concerns about its plans to roll out a digital identification system. The signatories urged the bank "to take immediate steps to cease activities that promote harmful models of digital identification systems" while calling for impact assessments and greater transparency. The group highlighted specific concerns about how digital ID systems are "arbitrarily de-linked from legal status, use digitised biometric data, and rely on a 'single source of truth' model."

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