The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) have come together to create the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative, which seeks to build a network of open Internet advocates who champion the democratic values and principles that should guide the future development of the Internet.
The Open Internet for Democracy Advocacy Playbook serves as a companion piece to the Democratic Principles for an Open Internet, which is a framework for understanding what principles must be upheld in order for the internet to foster democracy.
The rate at which every day life is being augmented by artificial intelligence continues to rapidly increase. Efforts to understand the impacts of this augmentation on society are underway but missing from these discussions were the voices from all parts of the creation of machine decision making. That’s why earlier this year, I brought together experts from the open data field, as well as the artificial intelligence policy sector to discuss what can be done to make sure that daily life isn’t negatively augmented beyond repair.
Kristi Arbogast, besides being the Open Gov Hub Communications and Operations Associate, focuses on issues of digital security, internet governance, and all things surveillance and privacy. Her Ignite Talk focused on the ever increasing interconnected world, its connection to governance issues, and demanding accountability for algorithms. Plus Al Gore makes a surprise appearance.
This was originally published on the Open Gov Hub blog.
Over the course of three days at a conference center next to the beautiful Lake Ontario, over 2,500 people gathered at RightsCon to discuss and debate some of the most pressing topics relating to human rights in the digital age.
This thesis takes an inside look at the Internet freedom movement, a loose coalition of groups working together to promote an open and free Internet. By looking at the movement through both the lens of traditional social movement theory, as well as new digitally-enabled collective action theory, I am able to conduct a deeper analysis of the processes of the movement.
Since the Snowden revelations, Brazil has increasingly taken a leadership role in regards to digital rights and the right to privacy. Most notably, this can be seen with their creation of the Brazilian Digital Bill of Rights or “Marco Civil de Internet”. Among other things, Marco Civil protects the right to privacy and free expression online, net neutrality, and the rule of law online. Like the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive before it, which helped shape the form of numerous laws both inside and outside of the EU, the Marco Civil bill is shaping the conversation around a state need to create such bills for digital rights.