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Cyber-Panopticism: A perilous techno-political issue

Akanksha Singh

The global cyber security environment is confronted with a variety of problems, such as network information inundation, information pollution, information infringement, information monopoly and the cybersecurity cri...

AI promises, ethics, and human rights: Time to open Pandora’s box

Mouloud Khelif

In 2021, I participated in the Artificial Intelligence online course offered by Diplo. In one of our online sessions, a passionate debate flared on the topic of the day: AI’s ethical and human rights implications. T...

Year in review: The digital policy developments that defined 2021

Stephanie Borg Psaila

For most countries, 2021 was a continuation of pandemic woes. As people swapped contact tracing apps for vaccine passports, the wave of misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines spread even faster.  Beyond COVID-19, the b...

Digital accessibility in Kenya after COVID-19

Judith Okite

When the COVID-19 outbreak was first announced in Kenya in March 2020, panic began as people saw the effects of curfews and the closing of offices, businesses, and schools. Three days after the initial information r...

Events

RightOn #14: Our Future, Our Voice

25 Nov 20 - 25 Nov 20

Online

Indonesia Lokadata Conference

28 Aug 19 -

Indonesia

But first, privacy!

14 Jun 19 -

Indonesia

Diplo & GIP at EuroDIG 2018

05 Jun 18 - 06 Jun 18

Georgia

Exhibition – Inside Internet corridors

07 May 18 - 11 May 18

Serbia

Joint Civil Society Meeting 2017

16 Dec 17 -

Switzerland

Diplo at Cyber Week 2017

25 Jun 17 - 29 Jun 17

Israel

MAPPING Second General Assembly

31 Oct 16 - 02 Nov 16

Czech Republic

ICT policy and IG workshop in Addis Ababa

06 Apr 11 - 08 Apr 11

Ethiopia

Resources

2022

Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Declaration

Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Declaration Recognising that growing Internet connectivity and the digitisation of the global economy have resulted in the rapid increase in the collection, use, and transfer of data across borders, a trend that continues to accelerate... Read more...

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2015

The use of Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) in human rights promotion: A case study of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The employment of ICT tools as a weapon of choice at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, an organ established within the African Union with a broad mandate of spearheading human rights promotion on the African Continent has not been emphasised as a cru... Read more...

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2011

How safe are we? Security risks of the social networks

We are witnessing an extreme proliferation of the social networks, which can be seen in two ways: an expansion of social network websites, and an increase in the number of people who are starting to use them. The author describes the risks associated with social networ... Read more...

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2011

The use of ICT in human rights promotion: A case study of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The paper seeks to render a critical analysis that will lead and co-ordinate a programme of promotional work across the region, including the integration of ICT strategies in its promotional work.... Read more...

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2011

Introducing child safety in Romanian schools: Does the existing primary and secondary curriculum address online safety?

This paper examines the idea of an online child safety policy for Romania, which would provide an initiative to encourage smart online behavior in young children, prepare them to surf the Internet, and educate them to avoid its dangers. As technology develops and more ... Read more...

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