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Verónica Arroyo

Verónica Arroyo

Digital ID Policy Lead, Access Now

Verónica Arroyo is the Digital ID Policy Lead at Access Now. Her main focus is privacy, biometrics and new technologies. She is also a member of the Trustworthy Digital Identity Interest Group of the Ada Lovelace Institute and of the Women in Identity organization. Verónica studied Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Internet Governance at the Universidad de San Andrés of Argentina. Before joining Access Now, Verónica worked in a Peruvian law firm and was a teacher assistant in Human Rights, Antitrust and Media Law.


How to Avoid Digital ID Systems That Put People at Risk: Lessons from Afghanistan

The aim of the panel is to use the lessons learned from the Afghanistan case to take a critical and realistic look at the implementation of digital identification programs around the world. The speakers will comment, from their experience, on the issues that must be addressed by decision makers to avoid putting people at risk and violating their human rights. There will also be a time for questions and answers with the audience that will serve to build collective knowledge around the idea of a critical and realistic vision of digital identity.