La Rue: ‘Digital mass surveillance weakens democracy’

In the sixth and final episode of the Our Space video series, Frank La Rue, Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Europe, and former UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, takes aim at digital mass surveillance practices of governments around the world. ‘I believe that digital mass surveillance is neither effective nor necessary for security in any state, and much to the contrary, I think it weakens

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When five million of us work together, all bugs are shallow

When five million of us work together, all bugs are shallow

The third episode in the Our Space video series on internet governance looks at the importance of open standards and the standardization process with Wendy Seltzer, policy council at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): ‘Open standards are part of the infrastructure of the internet and of the web. When they work well it’s easy to ignore them and keep the traffic moving, but they require maintenance and they require

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Michel van Eeten and Free Press Unlimited open cybercrime debate ahead of Global Conference on Cyberspace

Michel van Eeten and Free Press Unlimited open cybercrime debate ahead of Global Conference on Cyberspace

‘For every dollar in the pocket of a cybercriminal, we spend sometimes 1,000 or even 10,000 dollars at preventing that crime, that money would be much better spend at catching and prosecuting the criminals.’ With those words Free Press Unlimited and Michel van Eeten, Professor Governance of Security at the Delft University of Technology, open the debate about the economic impact of cybercrime ahead of the Global Conference on Cyberspace,

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