In preparation for the Special Rapporteur’s presentation to the UNHRC next June, the submission reviews some of the barriers to addressing problems of technology-facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment against women and girls; contextualizes the complicated environment within which online harassment operates; and suggests recommendations to address, mitigate, and remedy these issues.
Several Citizen Lab reports have highlighted the digital threats that journalists face. In the past year alone, we’ve investigated three separate cases where journalists and news outlets have been the targets of online harassment, manipulation, and persecution.
Citizen Lab Research Fellow Lex Gill will be speaking at the University of Waterloo on October 27 as part of their CrySP Speaker Series on Privacy.
Citizen Lab Research Fellow Ramy Raoof has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Tor Project. Raoof will bring his background as a technologist and security researcher to help the organization establish and strengthen mechanisms for community participation and transparency.
Citizen Lab partners Ramy Raoof and Luis Fernando Garcia have been named Heroes of Human Rights by Access Now for their work uncovering invasive surveillance tactics.
Deibert will be attending a screening of Black Code as well as a conference hosted by the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Colnodo’s Linda Patiño has been selected by Internet Society as one of their 25 Under 25. Patino, who has worked on research for both Colnodo and Sula Batsu, was honoured for her use of ICTs to advance human rights. The award is used to highlight and celebrate young people from around the world who are using the Internet… Read more »
Citizen Lab researchers and other signatories highlight Bill C-59’s troubling implications for cybersecurity and human rights as they pertain to Canada’s signals intelligence activities and Canada’s human intelligence activities.
September 27, 2017 – San Francisco, USA Hosted by swissnex San Francisco and the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, the two-day event will focus on the cross-section of humanitarian relief and technological advances, fostering discussions around how digital tools can be leveraged to help vulnerable communities.
September 27, 2017 – Toronto, Canada Organized by John Ralston Saul and Adrienne Clarkson of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the conference “explores citizenship and inclusion in a world that demands answers now”.