Digital Security and Privacy 

Human rights defenders are increasingly using computers and the Internet in their work. Although access to technology is still a huge issue around the world, electronic means of storing and communicating information are getting more and more common in human rights organisations. However, governments are also developing the capacity to manipulate, monitor and subvert electronic information. Surveillance and censorship is growing and the lack of security for digitally stored or communicated information is becoming a major problem for human rights defenders in some countries.

In response to requests from human rights defenders for support in this area Front Line Defenders has developed a guidebook on Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders.

To access the guidebook click here.

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