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Citizen Lab's latest news and announcements.

Open Letter to Francisco Partners: Request for follow up on apparent misuse of Sandvine technology and sale of NSO Group to Verint Systems

The Citizen Lab has sent an open letter to Francisco Partners requesting an update on our March report concerning Sandvine, as well as the reported interest in a sale of NSO Group to Verint Systems, and Francisco Partners’ investment practices more generally. Verint has reportedly offered Francisco Partners approximately USD $1 billion in Verint stock and assumed debt… Read more »

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 [CLOSED]

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 [CLOSED]

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.

Government’s Defence of Proposed CSE Act Falls Short

In this post, we evaluate the Government’s explanation of some of the more problematic elements of Bill C-59 in its briefing notes. We ultimately conclude that while the government’s briefing material provides insight into some of the ways that the CSE might act following the passage of the CSE Act, the material itself does not resolve our concerns with the CSE Act.