April 2, 2020
TraceTogether: Not Easy to Verify the State’s Privacy Claims
Update as of May 7, 2020: Some of the content in this article is outdated. The ‘reference implementation’ of the BlueTrace protocol called OpenTrace has been […]
March 20, 2020
Singapore launches TraceTogether
A digital contact tracing app developed by the Government Technology Agency (GovTech). The app is built upon the homegrown BlueTrace protocol which uses Bluetooth technology for […]
March 20, 2020
Mor Chana
Ministry of Digital Economy and Society introduces Mor Chana, a contact tracing app that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to public.
January 22, 2020
Recommendations for AICHR on FOEI in ASEAN Member States
Following the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR) Regional Forum on Freedom of Expression, Opinion and Information (FOEI)  in ASEAN in Nusa Dua, and Information […]
December 4, 2019
Press Release: Facebook Must be Independent from the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act to Safeguard Freedom of Speech
01/2019 For Immediate Release: 04/12/2019 DigitalReach urges Facebook to stay independent from the government of Singapore’s use of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act […]
November 26, 2019
Privacy-Focused Browser: A Missing Piece in the Digital Life of Southeast Asians
We cannot browse a website without an internet browser, making it an integral part of our lives in the digital age. Whether we are looking for […]
November 6, 2019
Freedom of Expression versus Disinformation: Don’t Allow the Latter to Happen in the Name of the First
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest stance refusing to fact-check political ads on Facebook has drawn significant criticism, even his own employees. He said that his decision is to […]
October 29, 2019
Lessons Learned from Data Breach in Southeast Asia: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
In 2019, two major data breach incidents happened at the regional level. One was Sephora, a well-known cosmetics retailer that has branches all over the world. […]
October 22, 2019
Flawed Step Forward: SIM Card Registration in the Deep South of #Thailand
What if you are told to give up your personal data otherwise you will not be able to use your phone to communicate? This is happening […]