News & Updates

Find news and updates here. This is a space where we discuss the current situations of how technology affects human rights in the region. It is also a space for updates on our work.

July 9, 2020
Press Release: 18 Organizations Request the Philippine Government to Protect People’s Privacy in Its COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: 09/07/2020 18 Organizations Request the Philippine Government to Protect People’s Privacy in Its COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Manila/Bangkok – In an […]
July 9, 2020
Open Letter to Request for Strong User Privacy Protections in the Philippines’ COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts
08 July, 2020 The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Department of Health (DOH) Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) […]
June 30, 2020
Press Release: Indonesia Government must protect people’s privacy during Its COVID-19 contact tracing efforts
 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: 30/06/2020 Indonesia Government Must Protect People’s Privacy during Its COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Bangkok/Jakarta – In an open letter to the […]
June 30, 2020
Open Letter to KOMINFO Requesting for Strong User Privacy Protections in the PeduliLindungi App
26 June 2020 H.E. Johnny G. Plate Minister of Communication and Information Technology Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (KOMINFO) Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat no. 9, […]
May 29, 2020
Checking Myths and Facts: COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps
As tracing apps have become a hype in many countries, governments have been urging people to use them. However, due to privacy concerns, the rate of […]
May 15, 2020
Should We be Worried about a Tracing App during the COVID-19?
The situation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted many states as well as non-state actors to launch—or consider launching— a contact tracing application (app). While […]