The Data Localization Paradox

Tatevik Sargsyan, a doctoral candidate at the School of Communication at American University, explores the privacy, human rights, and economic and trade implications of data localization on governments and citizens. In lieu of the recent ‘Safe Harbor’ agreement, Sargsyan considers localization within the contexts of human rights and commercial exchange. 

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How are the African nations of Mauritania and Rwanda doing when it comes to human rights online?

Ephraim Percy Kenyanito surveys the digital rights landscapes in Mauritania and Rwanda ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review. Kenyanito looks critically at laws governing freedom of expression, privacy, and net discrimination, as well as implications for those at risk of digital rights violations. This post was originally published on Access, an online international human rights organization focused on extending digital rights to users around the world. Click here to read the original post. 

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#IGF2015 – Setting the Scene

Just before the official opening of the 2015 UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on November 10, 2015, the core of the current challenges of internet governance were laid out by a panel in a Scene Setting session. Speakers’ interventions corresponded with the sub-themes of this year’s IGF under the overarching topic “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development.” Check out the following infographic to explore the eight challenges outlined during this session.

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