Cambodia: ‘Stop Covid-19’ System Raises Privacy Concerns

Click to expand Image Cambodian school girls walk home at the end of their school day outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia. © 2021 AP Photo/Heng Sinith (Bangkok) – The Cambodian government’s “Stop Covid-19” QR Code system raises serious privacy and other human rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should use less-rights-intrusive measures to contain […]

Myanmar: Scrap Sweeping Cybersecurity Bill

Click to expand Image State Administrative Council Chairman and Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing makes a televised statement in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, February 11, 2021. © 2021 Tatmadaw True Information Team Facebook page via AP (Bangkok) – Myanmar’s military junta has put forward a draconian bill that would give it sweeping powers to access user data, […]

As Schools Close Over Coronavirus, Protect Kids’ Privacy in Online Learning

Expand Child performing educational activities with distance learning resources in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, March 24, 2020.  © 2020 Robson Mafra/AGIF (via AP) The educational disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in speed and scale. As of today, over 160 countries have closed schools. Education authorities are scrambling to provide remote learning […]

UK LGBT Hate Crimes Stats Make Shocking Reading

Expand Revellers wave flags during a gay pride parade in downtown Madrid, Spain, July 2, 2016. © 2016 Reuters New hate crimes data for the United Kingdom shows a shocking number of incidents targeting LGBT people. As I was reading these figures, the need for LGBT-inclusive classes in UK schools has never been more apparent. […]

Kyrgyzstan: Pressure Builds to Protect Women and Girls

Expand Burulai Turdaaly kyzy’s portrait on a building at the medical college she attended in Bishkek, November 2018. © 2018 Gulzhan Turdubaeva/Radio Free Europe/RL (Bishkek) – The failure of Kyrgyzstan’s government to prevent and punish violence against women and girls leaves them at risk of injury and even death, Human Rights Watch said today, a […]

Vietnam: Big Brother Is Watching Everyone

Expand Deputies attend the outlet ceremony from the National Assembly’s fall session in Hanoi, Vietnam October 23, 2017.&nbsp &copy 2017 Reuters (New You are able to) &ndash Vietnam should postpone the use of what the law states on Cyber Security and revise it to create it to conformity with worldwide law, Human Legal rights Watch […]