Data extracted and kept in governmental databases. Are they safe? Not in Brazil.

Yasodara Cordova
Nov 3, 2017 · 2 min read

While governments “go digital,” some practices remain the same. Registry, identification and identity of citizens are intricated areas, all being digitized whithout the proper discussion with civil society. What can go wrong?

Facebook does have more data about you than you can imagine. Also Google and Apple, with their devices, keeping your location, activity, pictures, voice, gestures and other personal info on their servers. Amazon can extract your buying preferences, besides your physical characteristics and details about your habits and family. What about the data that the government keeps about you? Is it safe? Is it protected against theft?

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Insights from the Berkman Klein community about how…

Yasodara Cordova

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World Bank Agile/Civic Tech Fellow 🛠️ Directorio @ciudadania_i ★ @BKCHarvard Alumni ★ former Harvard Kennedy School Senior Fellow and @W3C

Berkman Klein Center Collection

Insights from the Berkman Klein community about how technology affects our lives (Opinions expressed reflect the beliefs of individual authors and not the Berkman Klein Center as an institution.)

Yasodara Cordova

Written by

World Bank Agile/Civic Tech Fellow 🛠️ Directorio @ciudadania_i ★ @BKCHarvard Alumni ★ former Harvard Kennedy School Senior Fellow and @W3C

Berkman Klein Center Collection

Insights from the Berkman Klein community about how technology affects our lives (Opinions expressed reflect the beliefs of individual authors and not the Berkman Klein Center as an institution.)

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