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Digital IDs Are Efficient But Also a Threat

– The Correspondent

The latest blog from Zara Rahman explores the impact of categorizing our identities for use by digital identity systems

Although allowing us access to vital services, Rahman argues that gathering and using data for digital ID systems not only "flattens" our identity, it can also lead to dangerous consequences, from discrimination and injustice to suppression and violence.

Succumbing to having our identities defined for us – in ways that lend themselves to easy digitisation – means we risk losing sight of who we are altogether. It is a road that history has shown us can lead to exclusion, repression, and violence

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