EU announces “No-Disconnect” strategy to promote global Internet freedom

Posted On December 13, 2011
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The European Union’s Commissioner for the Digital Agenda has announced a “No-Disconnect” strategy, to support cyber-activists living under authoritarian regimes.

According to the Commission’s press release, the “No-Disconnect” strategy will:

  1. Develop and provide technological tools to enhance privacy and security of people living in non-democratic regimes.
  2. Educate and raise awareness of activists about the opportunities and risks of social networks and blogs.
  3. Gather high quality intelligence about the level of surveillance and censorship that is occurring in repressive countries.
  4. Assist human rights stakeholders to share information on their activities and build cross-regional cooperation.

The Commission’s strategy is part of a wider commitment to build up civil society infrastructure in Arab Spring uprising countries.


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