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People taking part in a March of Solidarity with Belarus call for Raman Pratasevich's release, in Krakow, Poland, 29 May 2021, Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto

Why authoritarian governments use forced confessions

Forced public confessions are in widespread use against journalists, human rights advocates, and opposition figures in China, Iran, and Russia, and in Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists.

A passenger registers his personal details at a facial recognition counter, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, 26 July 2019, NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images

What are the key concerns around artificial intelligence and the right to privacy?

In its submission to the UN report on AI and the right to privacy, Privacy International highlights concerns about facial recognition technology and argues for effective laws accompanied by safeguards to ensure AI applications comply with human rights.

A US army soldier scans the eyes of an Afghan resident with an Automated Biometric Identification System, during a mission at Turkham, Afghanistan, 6 October 2011, TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images

Biometrics collection under the pretext of counter-terrorism

Countering the Spread of Biometrics: three case studies from differing contexts illustrate the looming dangers of the untransparent and unregulated collection of biometric data in the name of combating terrorism.