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“At the intersection of tech and human rights, there’s been real progress,” says Lex Gill, Citizen Lab research fellow and legal researcher at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. “People are starting to realize that questions about gender, identity, and inclusion can’t be treated as side projects but need to be woven into the fabric of… Read more »

The Citizen Lab gets a new website

The Citizen Lab is pleased to announce the release of our new website, which went live on July 10th, 2017. We hope you like it as much as we do. This post provides an overview of what’s new.

Black Code available for streaming

Black Code, the documentary based on Citizen Lab founder and director Ron Deibert’s book of the same name, is now available for streaming on iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms.

Jon Penney on the chilling effects of online surveillance

When the general public becomes increasingly aware of online surveillance attempts, how do they respond? Jon Penney, research fellow at Citizen Lab, looks into how individuals navigate this digital landscape and who is most likely to alter their behaviour.

Leandro Ucciferri on the identity we can’t change

What does it mean for technology to be increasingly reliant on biometrics? Do facial recognition practices make room for racial discrimination? With both private companies and states implementing biometric technologies, what human rights issues arise? These are some of the questions addressed in Leandro Ucciferri’s new post with Privacy International, “The Identity We Can’t Change”.

The Role of App Intermediaries in Protecting Data Privacy

Former Google Policy Fellow Adrian Fong has published a paper titled “The Role of App Intermediaries in Protecting Data Privacy,” based on research that he had conducted, in part, at the Citizen Lab in summer 2016. The paper was published in the International Journal of Law and Technology.