Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies has been appointed on the Privacy International Advisory Board. Privacy International campaigns on matters of privacy on an international level and is the oldest surviving privacy advocacy group in the world. Professor Deibert joins a team of 90 members from over 40 countries. Members include government officials, academics, civil society, and corporate and legal consultants. Congratulations to all new Board members!
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A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies. Deibert and his team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and… Read more »
Reports and Research Briefs Director Ron Deibert’s blog posts provide summaries and analysis of Citizen Lab research reports and can be found here. Bill Marczak, John Scott-Railton, Adam Senft , Bahr Abdul Razzak, and Ron Deibert. “The Kingdom Came to Canada: How Saudi-Linked Digital Espionage Reached Canadian Soil,” Citizen Lab Research Brief No. 115, October… Read more »
â€œIn the dot-com heyday of the â€™90s and early 2000sâ€¦there was a myth that the Internet canâ€™t be controlled,â€ says Ronald Deibert, a researcher at the University of Torontoâ€™s Citizen Lab. â€œThere was some mysterious, magical property associated with it that will route around censorship.â€ The most exhaustive study yet of Internet censorshipâ€”Access Denied: The… Read more »
The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs voted Tuesday to pass the Global Online Freedom Act, a bill designed to penalize U.S. companies up to $2 million if they cooperate with the technological surveillance of political dissidents or share technology and information used for “Internet-restricting” purposes. From Forbes.com