Online Civic Space
As online spaces for participation become increasingly popular, governments must work to ensure protection of basic rights — including the freedoms of expression, assembly, and association — in the digital world.
Technical specifications: Pertains to the protection of basic civil liberties online (expression, assembly, association). For example, does the government allow people to create their own civic space?
See also: Defending Activists and Journalists, Peaceful assembly — a fundamental human right — is essential to healthy and effective democratic institutions. Technical specifications: Protection of the individual right to peacefully assemble, ..., Freedom of association — the right to join a formal or informal group to take collective action — is a universal right and can be used as a mechanism for public accountability. Technical specifica..., Governments play an essential role in holding tech companies accountable, ensuring civic freedoms remain protected online and citizens’ privacy rights are respected. Technical specifications: Tech r...