Protecting Human Rights


In 2001, Ron Deibert established the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto to conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of human rights, global security, and information and communication technologies. Citizen Lab researchers have uncovered cyber espionage networks around the world that target civil society groups.

In partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and the SecDev Group, the Citizen Lab has formed  the Open Net Initiative, which documents patterns of Internet censorship and surveillance world wide.

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