Australia Plots Digital ID Launch For This Year

February 12, 2024 Reclaim the Net 1

The national digital ID will be a version of MyGovID that Australians currently utilize for the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink and Medicare access and will be enlarged to encompass state, territory and private sector organizations opting to participate. Consolidated identification allows for more tracking.


Beijing Residents Lash Out Against COVID Surveillance Wristbands

July 20, 2022 UK Register 3

The Wristband was issued to returning domestic travelers. The device is connected to a phone, checks body temperature every five minutes and has access to phone location, camera, and microphone. Some of the wristbands were reportedly withdrawn after backlash surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo.


Norway to Track All Supermarket and Food Purchases

When there is an increase in the public administration’s ability to classify, predict and control citizens’ behavior using large amounts of digital data, the balance of power between citizen and state is shifted. Many people already hand over their purchase data to supermarkets in the form of loyalty programs.