The Arab Spring unleashed western governments’ enthusiasm regarding the power of the Internet for political mobilization and campaigning.
The paper addresses a pressing question: how can we ensure that the rule of law is established and maintained on the Internet and in the wider digital world?
Since the revelations of Edward Snowden, there has still been scant focus on explicit discrimination strictly according to nationality in some nations’ laws.
We are organising a one-day seminar together with the Helmholtz Research School on Security Technologies, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at the Technical University of Berlin.
Together with the Impact Hub Berlin we’re starting a regular event series on Digital Alternatives and Social Innovation.
John Morrison is the author of the acclaimed new book: “The social licence: how to keep your organisation legitimate”.
The past months have witnessed a major uncovering of US and other countries generalized surveillance. These information, along with already known massive (mis)-usage of users privacy for commercial purposes and the increasing application of automated algorithms for controlling ever larger part of fundamental rights, present major challenges.
The paper covers the intricate relationship between Internet, on the one hand, and Human Rights, on the other, is increasingly becoming relevant in foreign policy.
Yet another mass protest in Turkey. Yet another drastic government response. The depressing reaction of the Turkish authorities to the Taksim and Gezi park protests bears strong authoritarian hallmarks and reflects the Turkish government’s fear of open displays of “criticism” and, more generally, any form of dissent.