About this blog

In addition to academic publications and events, the Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information pursues a diverse research agenda related to emerging issues in internet governance, the right to information, digital rights, privacy and data protection, and content regulation online.

This space is a home for commentary and shorter-form discussions related to these issues, as well as a central repository of written works produced as part of the WIII program.

The views expressed on this blog belong to the author(s) and do not represent the views of Yale Law School or the Information Society Project.

WIII Blog

Moderate Globally Impact Locally: Social media in Latin America, Caught between a rock and a hard place

September 18, 2020
By Agustina Del Campo

In January 2020, following informal reports of issues with protest-related content on social media, three Chilean organizations, Fundacion Datos Protegidos, the University of Chile and the Observatorio del Derecho a la Comunicación carried out a study investigating social media censorship between October 18 and November 22, 2019.

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Submission to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, on the Draft Non-Personal Data Governance Framework

September 16, 2020
By Ayesha Khan

On 12 July 2020, an expert Committee set up by the federal Indian Ministry of Electronics & IT (“MEITY”) in 2019 released its recommendations on regulating Non-Personal Data (NPD). The Report by the Committee of Experts on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework proposes the creation of a separate “new national law” to govern NPD as well as the creation of a Non-Personal Data Authority (“NPDA”) which would have both an “enabling and enforcing role”.

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Moderate Globally Impact Locally: Content Moderation Is Particularly Hard in African Countries

August 23, 2020
By Tomiwa Ilori

Until last year, a majority of Sudanese had lived their entire lives under the presidency of Omar al-Bashir. Africa has 16 of the 48 longest-serving leaders in the world, including the world’s longest-serving nonroyal leader, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been in power since 1979.

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Moderate Globally Impact Locally: Digital technology as accelerant: Growth and Genocide in Myanmar

August 12, 2020
By Aye Min Thant

Every person in Myanmar above the age of 10 has lived part, if not most, of their life under a military dictatorship characterized by an obsession with achieving autonomy from international influences.

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