Digital Freedoms Lab

We suggest that we should view the digital future of Belarus through the prism of human rights, taking them into account and observing them while developing and implementing policies, laws and instruments.

What are we doing

Digital freedoms go broader than simply information and technical security. The notion encompasses the directions that are almost ignored in Belarus. These are the topics like Internet governance, freedom of information online, electronic governance, access to information of the public sector, free licenses, privacy on the web, the protection of personal data and massive indiscriminate surveillance over users.

We suggest that we should view the digital future of Belarus through the prism of human rights, taking them into account and observing them while developing and implementing policies, laws and instruments. Now the questions of state policy in these spheres are being discussed and regulated without the participation of the civil society. We aim to change the approach, promoting the idea of multi-actor participation of the government, businesses and the civil society.

Considering the sphere of digital freedoms, we believe it is important not only to talk about them by ourselves, but also to create conditions for a dialogue for all parties concerned. Trying to regulate the Internet, the state needs to realize and borrow the international experience, comprehend the context, hold preliminary research and take into account the interest of citizens and other actors.

 

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