Open Internet Leaders

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Shaping the Future of Global Digital Democracy through Localized Approaches

With internet freedom on the decline for the 11th consecutive year, digital authoritarians are not only increasing their technological capabilities, but also widening the scope in which their technologies are used for nefarious purposes.

Data Protection and Privacy in the Absence of Law: A Namibian exploration during COVID-19

In 2006, the Council of Europe launched "Data Protection Day" to commemorate the anniversary of the 1981 passage of Europe's data protection bill, "Convention 108." Today, Data Protection Day (also known as "Privacy Day") is celebrated globally to raise awareness about the rights to personal data protection and privacy. In recognition of this day, Open Internet Leader Nashilongo Gervasius examines current gaps in Namibia's data protection environment, and highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has further put citizens' data and privacy at risk.