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.

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Update as of May 7, 2020: Some of the content in this article is outdated.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