The israeli digital rights movement's campaign for privacy

Efrat Daskal*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study explores the persuasion techniques used by the Israeli Digital Rights Movement in its campaign against Israel’s biometric database. The research was based on analysing the movement's official publications and announcements and the journalistic discourse that surrounded their campaign within the political, judicial, and public arenas in 2009-2017. The results demonstrate how the organisation navigated three persuasion frames to achieve its goals: The unnecessity of a biometric database in democracy; the database’s ineffectiveness; and governmental incompetence in securing it. I conclude by discussing how analysing civil society privacy campaigns can shed light over different regimes of privacy governance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternet Policy Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017


  • Biometric
  • Government surveillance
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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