European capability for situational awareness
A study to evaluate the feasibility of an ECSA in relation to internet censorship and attacks which threaten human rights : final report - Study
This study examines the field of Internet and Human Rights and more specifically, Internet Censorship measurement. The European Commission DG-Connect commissioned this study to assess the potential for a European Capability for Situational Awareness that continuously monitors and analyses the existence of Internet interference in combination with Human Rights Violations and recommend on potential implementation of such an ECSA. The researchers studied the possibility of creating a federative effort of multiple stakeholders to create this capability aimed to improve incident detection and... incident mitigation for human rights violations on the Internet. The study lasted 20 months and focused on the Internet and Human Rights Field, the Business and Human Rights field as well as the Academia and Government domain. The final report integrates the results of the tasks that were undertaken by the IMON consortium that conducted the study. It presents result on potential federation models, data sources, data governance and the feasibility of a technical platform of an ECSA. The study was carried out by a consortium led by Free Press Unlimited and Ecorys, in cooperation with Global Partners Digital, Greenhost, GFMD, iilab and The Chokepoint Project.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media (European Commission)
- Personal author(s): Global Forum for Media Development; Free Press Unlimited; Greenhost; IILAB; Global Partners Digital; ECORYS; Chokepoint Project Themes: Information technology and telecommunications, Fundamental rights
- Subject: censorship, data protection, freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, human rights, information technology, Internet, protection of privacy