Stories about Regulation

In DR Congo, will new legislation protect citizens’ digital rights?

In Democratic Republic of Congo, a citizen movement is underway to reclaim digital rights that have been violated for years under a vague and outdated legislation.

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

In wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the company IBM has announced its withdrawal from the facial recognition software market

Could Russia's ‘Sovereign Internet’ go international?

"Russia is not seeking to isolate itself from the world, rather to create a precedent which other states aspiring to sovereignty over their segments of the internet can follow," says...

Two Iranian rights activists revisit the November 2019 internet shutdown

“Hundreds of protestors were killed in a matter of three days and most of the world was not aware of what happened.’’

Pakistan's draconian rules on social media take activists by surprise

The new rules require social media companies to hand over user information and remove content deemed unlawful when requested by the authorities.

New report makes grim predictions for ‘Fortress RuNet’

The most recent annual report by Russian NGOs Agora and Roskomsvoboda draws some troubling conclusions about what lies in store for the RuNet in years to come.

What do we know about the ‘Great Firewall of India’?

After a six-month-long internet shutdown, access to only 301 white-listed websites has been granted in Jammu and Kashmir, whereas social media, VPNs and many other sites remain banned.

Jordan's online censorship decisions: non-transparent and —at times— arbitrary

The Jordanian government should take steps to ensure that its citizens’ right to online freedom of expression and information are protected.

Is Russia getting its model for digital authoritarianism from China?

On the surface, China and Russia share much when it comes to digital governance. But their crackdowns on cyberspace also have important differences, says professor Maria Repnikova

Supreme Court of India declares internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir unconstitutional

The blockout, imposed since August 2019, has affected the lives of millions of people in Jammu and Kashmir, depriving them of the basic right to access the internet.

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