Digital:ID - Day 1: Policy, Practice and Technology: Implementing Transformative Identity
"Facing the Challenges of Identity and Exclusion"
While the discourse surrounding identity is always one of inclusion, it is essential we also address the ways in which identity can form a barrier for people, and prevent them from exercising their rights. Understanding that identity systems can lead to exclusion – as explored in Privacy International’s work across the globe – is essential understanding what form identity solutions should take. Can a singular, one-size-fits-all identity solution be appropriate for meeting the challenge of exclusion?
Eva Blum-Dumontet is a researcher at Privacy International, where she leads on the work on the intersection of privacy and social and economic rights. She has done extensive work on the issue of gender and privacy and places feminism at the core of her work. Her previous work has included investigations into the intelligence services in Egypt, the use of social media intelligence as a tool for political repression in Thailand and research on the impact of smart cities on civil rights. Prior to joining Privacy International, Eva was a journalist covering European affairs for the French German state television network Arte.