Digital Security Resources

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Steps to Protect Your Online Identity

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Evading the Misuse of Biometric Data

The Taliban is now likely to have access to various biometric databases and equipment in Afghanistan, including some left behind by coalition military forces. This technology is likely to include access to a database with fingerprints and iris scans, and include facial recognition technology.

Overall, it is very difficult to avoid recognition based on biometric data, but the following fact sheet outlines some things you can do, and some you shouldn’t.

Thwarting Digital Surveillance

This guide covers some best practices for digital security, specifically to thwart surveillance of your communications and location.

Internet Shutdowns and Blockages

This short guide is intended to help Afghans prepare for internet censorship and shutdowns.

How to Delete Your Digital History

This short guide helps human rights activists erase their digital footprints. When covering digital tracks and erasing your digital profile remember there are various ways the authorities can try to attack you. These include compiling a public post history of “offending content,” and compromising your private accounts and contact lists.

FAQs: Protection from Digital Identification Methods