Digital Identity Proposals By French Politicians Raise Concerns For Privacy Advocates. Fearing A China Style Social Credit System.

Just days after President Emmanuel Macron’s victory, the French government announced the establishment of a new digital identification app that would allow users to access both public and private services. According to a translated announcement posted on the French government’s website, Prime Minister Jean Castex and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin signed a decree establishing the…

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United Nations Urged to Report on Uyghurs Before Beijing Winter Olympics.

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), a bipartisan group of US senators, is urging the UN’s human rights office to provide its evaluation of the persecuted Uyghur ethnic group in China’s Xinjiang area before the 2022 Winter Olympics. In a letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, chair and co-chair of the…

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LA is Above Doing Business With the Unvaccinated.

The City of Los Angeles has started enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor businesses. The mandate, also named SafePassLA, requires all people eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, including kids 12 and above, to show photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when entering indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment facilities, personal care establishments, and some…

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