· May, 2017

Stories about Privacy from May, 2017

17 May 2017

Iran Elections 2017: Hassan Rouhani Ran on Openness. But What Did He Actually Achieve?

Hassan Rouhani has been both the candidate and President of "hope and moderation" for Iranians. Article 19's report assesses how this has had an affect on freedoms online.

5 May 2017

Draft Law Would Require Egyptian Social Media Users to Register With Government

Users who do not register could face up to six months in jail and a fine.

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."

3 May 2017

‘We Told You So': Australian Federal Police Accessed Journalist's Phone Records Illegally

Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.

2 May 2017

The World’s Largest Biometric Database is Leaking Indian Citizens’ Data — But Keeps On Growing

In spite of multiple court orders making UID voluntary and limited to selected schemes, the government continues to expand its scope.