POLICY HACKING

Protection of Human Rights in the digital world demands technical and legal knowledge. Codes and laws are not neutral. Both shape what we can do. If code is law, we need lawyers to understand code and coders to know how policy can influence the environment for codes. This area is focused on research and advocacy informed by this two knowledge fields.

Sexy Guide to Digital Security

Digital security can also be fun. By apropriation of the meme “send nudes!”, this small project has the goal to spread the word about digital security for the average user, who relies on digital media for their communication.

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Oficina Antivigilância

Through digital security workshops, articulation with national, regional and international civil society organizations, participation in public debates and trimestral production of the Newsletter Antivgilancia, this project has the goal to foster an informed network of threats and opportunities for the protection of privacy rights in the digital era. Subscription of the newsletter is available here.

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Partnership for Outreach of Security In A Box and Exposing The Invisible

Developed by Tactical Tech Collective, Security in a Box is one of the most knowledgeable and translated guides for digital security tools, while Exposing the Invisible is a project to discuss tools for investigative journalism. This partnership involved organizing joined events, sharing methodologies and expanding the networks for this kind of training.

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Challenges of Big Data and New Technologies to Privacy Rights

Small grant to guarantee the engagement with Privacy International Network for the production of policy briefings to assess challenges of the emerging technologies to the protection and promotion of privacy rights, as well as for engaging in the Universal Periodical Review of the Human Rights Council to mainstream privacy issues.

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WSIS+10

Attendance of international meetings for engagement with decision-makers and civil society representatives in order to promote human rights in the process of review for the 10 years of the World Summit on Information Society – WSIS+10.

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VISUALIZING DIGITAL RIGHTS

Many times, the outcome of good research projects and a lot data that is already public available is underutilized due to lack of systematization and presentation. This area of Coding Rights is focused in producing data visualizations and storytelling to help us better understand the political scenario in which we are standing.

NetGovMap – Visualizing the Playing Field

Beta version of an interactive visualization of Internet Governance processes that should develop to work as a visual database for enabling policy makers and activists to visualize the big picture of the playing field.

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SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

Technological choices can help or threaten the development of a rights-based and
sustainable society. But what choices do we have?