[open-development] 'Aiding Privacy' - privacy in developing countries initiative

Matthew Smith msmith at idrc.ca
Tue Nov 12 18:30:45 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I'm happy to see this making the round -- we (our team at the IDRC) funded the writing of the Aiding Surveillance piece and I'm encouraged to PI move in this direction. Like many people, we see privacy issues as the other side of the Open Development coin.

For those interested in privacy in developing country issues -- we've been working with Privacy International for a while - mostly through the Privacy in the Developing World Project that we fund (https://www.privacyinternational.org/projects/privacy-in-the-developing-world) with research in Latin America, Africa and Asia. This was an expansion of early work that just focused on privacy issues in Asia.


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From: open-development-bounces at lists.okfn.org [mailto:open-development-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Barbara Birungi
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Subject: Re: [open-development] 'Aiding Privacy' - privacy in developing countries initiative

Thank you! I will take a look at it!


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On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 7:19 AM, Zara Rahman <zara.rahman at okfn.org<mailto:zara.rahman at okfn.org>> wrote:
Hi all,

I just came across this and thought it might be of interest to some of you (or perhaps you're already involved?) - Privacy International are launching a new initiative called Aiding Privacy, which "aims to promote the right to privacy and data protection in the development and humanitarian fields."

Blogpost: https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/development-and-humanitarian-aid-initiatives-enable-surveillance-in-developing-countries

I have no further details on it or connections with the initiative, just thought it was an interesting development!



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