PhD Candidate, University of California Irvine
Contributor, Platypus: The CASTAC Blog
- United Nations
I study culture, law & society at University of California Irvine (UCI), and am currently part of a collaborative project to develop UCI's Technology, Law and Society Institute. I'm generally interested in the construction of social problems at a global scale, intersections of crime and migration, and discourses around the power of storytelling. Prior to graduate school I worked ten years for an international organization in Brazil, Cambodia and the US on projects related to rights, violence, and human trafficking.
Contributions to Platypus: The CASTAC Blog
Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our Law in Computation series.
According to the World Bank, over 1 billion people live without a formally recognized identity. With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, Accenture and Microsoft, and motivated by UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, to “provide legal identity for all” by 2030, the ID2020 Alliance is a UN sponsored public-private partnership with plans to make “digital identities” more accessible for refugees, stateless and displaced populations through biometrics and blockchain technology. As an executive at Accenture explains: “Digital ID is a basic human right.”