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.

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 […]
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Update as of May 7, 2020: Some of the content in this article is outdated.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 […]
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. […]