(by Leo Schwartz | Rest of World) – Last December, Mexican lawmakers approved a law that would create a digital identification database — compiling the biometric data of every person living in Mexico — and sent it to the Senate. For Luis Fernando García, the director of the Mexican digital rights organization R3D, the proposal of the Unique Digital Identity Card, also known as CUID, was the latest development in a country that is hurtling down the path of an expansive surveillance state. His group was among the more than 25 organizations that called on the Senate to halt the program’s implementation. They argued that, […]

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