Biometric data has been compromised under Taliban control in Afghanistan using US military equipment. This article explores how the advancement of digital IDs have now placed millions of Afghan citizens in danger. International bodies who advocated these biometrics are now responsible for securing these systems to prevent further harm.
Access Now criticizes the centralized collection of personal data due to the dangers and abuses we are currently seeing in Afghanistan. The #WhyID campaign further advocates full risk assessments and alternatives to digital identity tools moving forward.