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Oxford Internet Institute - Stakeholders

The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet. The institute's activities are developed through research, teaching and policy.

What is Data Exploitation? - HTML5 video

A short video by Privacy International explaining the risks of data exploitation and what we need to do about it.

Access Now - Support Centres

Access Now is an international non-profit whose aim is to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world.

By combining direct technical support, comprehensive policy engagement, global advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings, Access Now is engaged in defending human rights in the digital age. Policy furthers Access Now’s mission by developing and promoting rights-respecting practices and policies. Another activity of Access Now is aimed to advance laws and global norms to affect long-term systemic change in the area of digital rights and online security, developing insightful, rights-based, and well-researched policy guidance to governments, corporations, and civil society. Access Now also works to  provide technology solutions and real-time advice for users at risk in circumstances where communications are not open, free, or safe. Through its 24/7 Digital Security Helpline, Access Now offers technical guidance and incident response to inform and support activists, journalists, human rights defenders, and civil society actors on the ground.

In Europe It has offices in London, Brussels and Berlin.

Weaponizing the Digital Influence Machine: The Political Perils of Online Ad Tech - Reports

Developments in technology have turned digital political advertising into a weapon which is dangerous to democracy, a report by Data & Society argues

Tow Center for Digital Journalism - Stakeholders

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism is an institute within the Columbia Journalism School. It was established in 2010 to explore how the development of technology is changing journalism. A multi-year research project on "Platforms and Publishers" is being carried out. 

Encryption and Anonymity follow-up report - Reports

After three years, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye authored an update to the 2015 Report on Encryption and Anonymity, addressing trends in state restrictions and the role of corporations

EDRI against the #CensorshipMachine - Campaigns

Article 13 of the Copyright Directive Proposal might affect freedom of speech on the Internet. EDRI is launching a campaign to put pressure on the MEPs who are expected to vote on March 26 and 27

Italian Online and Offline Political Communication Regulation: an Overview - Reports

In the lead-up of March 4, 2018 Italian elections and resting upon the experience of the last elections in the UK, France, Germany and the U.S., this report proposes an overview of the existing Italian legal framework regulating political communication during electoral campaigns

Freedom of the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy - Reports

A comprehensive study of internet freedom in 65 countries, covering 87 percent of the world’s internet users: Freedom of the Net warns that governments around the world have dramatically increased their efforts to manipulate information on social media over the past year

“Tackling Illegal Content Online”: A Step towards Full Legitimation of Private Censorship Online? - Legal Resources

On 28 September 2017, the European Commission published its Communication “Tackling Illegal Content Online”, raising concern about the risks for private censorship by online platforms and the modalities of its implementation