Source: The New Arab
By Wafa Ben Hassine
For all of its successes – initiating a peaceful democratic transition, engaging in its collective past to create roadmaps for the future, and hosting the most active and dynamic civil society in the Arab world – Tunisia is introducing a law that can set back one very important right: the right to privacy and dignified livelihood.
Tunisian parliamentarians are set to debate a law to create a new national identity card that threatens to violate citizens’ fundamental rights.
The card seeks to completely replace the old ID card, and along with it, introduces a whole host of issues that could deeply undermine the hard-won privacy and free expression rights of Tunisian citizens.