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"Unfair ID: Digital Identity from Injustice to Resistance"

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Dr Silvia Masiero delivers her keynote is titled "Unfair ID: Digital Identity from Injustice to Resistance" at the DSAI Annual Conference 2023. In this talk, Silvia explores different ways in which digital identity systems, aimed at converting human identities into digital data, result into harmful outcomes for their users. After having discussed the notion of "fairness" in relation to digital identity, the talk explores legal, informational and design-related forms of injustice induced by digital ID, drawing on instantiations from countries and settings characterised by socio-economic vulnerability. Having done so, she moves into discussing forms of resistance to digital ID-induced injustice, reviewing the work of civil society and solidarity-making organisations working with people affected by the harmful outcomes in point. In this way, the talk proposes a journey "from injustice to resistance" in the digital identity space

Dr Masiero is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Oslo. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed works in the domain of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), and has a long-standing interest in the role of digital platforms in socio-economic development processes. 

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