This report looks into the biometric and digital identification systems in seven South and Southeast Asian countries to understand the implications on human and digital rights, particularly threats to privacy and data security.
The research report aims to assess the digital rights impact of various ICT-related laws and policies enacted in six South and Southeast Asian countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Maldives, Nepal, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
This series of blog posts, based on the South and Southeast Asia Digital Rights School held last April 2022, highlights ongoing challenges in promoting digital rights in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
This post highlighting key takeaways from the GIF South and Southeast Asia Digital Rights School provides an overview on the continuing challenges that the Philippines faces in enhancing digital security and safeguarding digital rights.
The digital divide, limited legal mechanisms to protect data privacy, and cybercrime targeting vulnerable groups are some of the key digital rights issues in Nepal, based on insights from the South and Southeast Asia Digital Rights School.
Ongoing issues on cybersecurity, online abuse against prominent figures, and organised hate campaigns were some of the issues in the Maldives highlighting during the Greater Internet Freedom program’s South and Southeast Asia Digital Rights School.
A newly-legislated Personal Data Protection Law 2022 and Sexual Violence Crimes Law seem promising for Indonesia’s digital rights landscape, but the country will need to continue ramping up its efforts to safeguard digital rights.
A newly-proposed bill concerning digital protection reflects Bangladesh’s ongoing efforts to adapt to the digital landscape, but the country still needs to address urgent issues such as privacy violations and government-backed disinformation.
This post from the GIF South and Southeast Asia Digital Rights School highlights some key concerns in Sri Lanka’s digital rights landscape: crackdown on free speech, digital divide, online gender-based violence, and disinformation, among others.