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Citizen Lab at RightsCon

If you’re attending RightsCon, you’ll be in good company. Held this year in Toronto from May 16-18, the conference brings together an international audience to discuss all topics related to human rights in the digital age. Citizen Lab researchers, fellows, and associates will be participating in panels and events throughout the week. Here’s a run-down… Read more »

Google Policy Fellowship

Program overview The Google Policy Fellowship (Canada) program offers students, researchers, and practitioners interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues and exploring future academic and professional interests. Two fellowship positions are open: one at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs,… Read more »

Citizen Lab at the Internet Freedom Festival

If you’re attending the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) from March 5-9, you’ll be in good company: Citizen Lab researchers, fellows, and associates will be participating in panels and events throughout the week. Here’s a round-up of where you can find them: Against stalkerware: building public awareness and consent technology Monday, March 5 5:00 pm –… Read more »

Andrew Hilts on CBC Radio’s Spark

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Andrew Hilts joined CBC Radio’s Spark to answer viewer questions about personal data requests during a Facebook live event.

2018 OTF Information Controls Fellowship

This fellowship supports research into how governments in countries, regions, or areas of OTF’s core focus are restricting the free flow of information, cutting access to the open Internet, and implementing censorship mechanisms, thereby threatening the ability of global citizens to exercise basic human rights and democracy.

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Citizen Lab investigation into Netsweeper featured on CBC’s The National

The report reveals that the Canadian company’s web filtering products are being used in 30 countries around the world, including 10 where human rights concerns are acute.

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