Category : Digital Freedom

Index calls on governments to ensure encrypted tools are available to public

alt informationIndex joined 52 other civil society organisations as well as private companies and security researchers in calling on governments to allow technology companies to offer strong encryption tools such as Signal or WhatsApp to the public.

Take our survey into artistic freedom of expression and the internet

alt informationIs the freedom the internet initially offered the arts to publish work and find audiences becoming more restrictive? We want your views.

Edward Snowden: “People think of 2013 as a surveillance story, but it was really a democracy story”

alt informationOpen Rights Group’s OrgCon 2019 explored privacy and surveillance online.

Future of freedom of expression online does not have to be a dark one

alt informationUN Special Rapporteur David Kaye speaks to Timandra Harkness about free speech and the internet

Government’s online harms white paper risk damaging freedom of expression in the UK

alt informationThe proposals in the online harms white paper risk damaging freedom of expression in the UK, and abroad if other countries follow the UK’s example, Index on Censorship said in its response to the government's consultation.

Duty of care does not translate well from the offline to online context

alt informationUK government must engage all stakeholders to map the way forward on online content regulations

Article 19 launches campaign calling for more transparency and accountability around online content removal

alt informationThe Missing Voices campaign seeks to counteract censorship and consolidate laws and community standards wherever possible.

Joy Hyvarinen: The internet shouldn’t become a place just for pre-approved opinions

alt informationUnder pressure to be seen to be doing something, the UK government has rushed out the proposals in the online harms white paper without thinking through the consequences.

The UK government’s online harms white paper: implications for freedom of expression

alt informationParliament must be fully involved in shaping the government’s proposals for online regulation as the proposals have the potential to cause large-scale impacts on freedom of expression and other rights.

Joint letter to Information Commissioner on “age appropriate” websites plan

alt informationWe write to you as civil society organisations who work to promote human rights, both offline and online. As such, we are taking a keen interest in the ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code.

European Commission must mitigate concerns on automated upload filters

alt informationWe consider that, in order to mitigate these concerns, it is of utmost importance that the European Commission and Member States engage in a constructive transposition and implementation to ensure that the fears around automated upload filters are not realized.