Global Declaration on Information Integrity Online endorsed by 30 countries

On 20 September 2023, Canada and the Netherlands launched the Global Declaration on Information Integrity Online, which was endorsed by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay … Continued

Access Now #KeepItOn Coalition’s Shutdown Impact Stories Project via the Technology for Democracy Cohort

As internet shutdowns are increasingly weaponised by authorities worldwide, violating people’s right to a free, open and secure internet, it is increasingly important for global alignment and coordination to support digital rights issues and defend civil society. In its capacity as a co-leader of the Technology for Democracy Cohort of the Summit for Democracy, Access … Continued

Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations

As a part of the European Democracy Hub initiative, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and Carnegie Europe have released four case studies that illustrate innovative solutions implemented in democracies across the world. The case studies draw insights from how these countries have enhanced their democracies, and explore the possibilities for how they may address … Continued

Battle lines for the future of the internet

Cameron F. Kerry for Brookings Institution considers the broader geopolitical context of the White House’s recent initiative, Declaration on the Future of the Internet, and probes important next steps to be taken for the effort to be effective. The declaration aims to reclaim “the promise of the Internet”, emphasising its importance as a single interconnected … Continued

Digital Services Act: Commission welcomes political agreement on rules ensuring a safe and accountable online environment

On 23 April 2022, the Commission announced that a political agreement has been reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the December 2020 proposal on the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA will set an unprecedented new standard in holding platforms accountable for illegal and harmful content, providing better protections for users … Continued

Global Partnership to End Online Violence Against Women Presents Opportunities for Tech and Government to Step Up

Moira Whelan illuminates the importance of and makes recommendations regarding the US-led initiative, Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse, which is part of the Summit’s Year of Action. There is mounting evidence that online harassment presents a significant, persistent and systemic barrier to women’s political participation and is a threat to … Continued

Tech and Democracy: Related Written Commitments from S4D 2021

The Digital Impact and Governance Initiative (DIGI) compiled a list of the over 100 commitments made that related specifically to technology and democracy. DIGI identified six broad areas of focus: Institutional readiness Digital transformation Information integrity Free, open and interoperable internet Critical and emerging technologies Cybersecurity and countering authoritarianism The list is available in a … Continued

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