Biometric aid data and the Taliban
How long is data stored? Who has copies? Can it be deleted? What about informed consent? Re-examining aid data security after the Taliban’s rise. — By Irwin Loy for The New Humanitarian From ethical dilemmas on data security to worst-case scenarios unfolding in real time — the Taliban’s rise to power in Afghanistan is spurring urgent concern about the safety of data that aid groups have collected over 20 years.