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.


Call for Papers: Regulatory Responses to Misinformation

July 9, 2020

The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information (WIII) is issuing a call for proposals for White Papers on regulatory responses to misinformation.  Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of the paper, which should be in the range of 3,000 words.

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How India’s Emerging Surveillance Regime Threatens the Right to Anonymity Online

July 7, 2020
By Ayesha Khan

While the concept of anonymity seems increasingly challenging in today’s digital age, it remains an essential tool to protect the identities of those who risk persecution or retaliation for speaking out. In present day India, this includes human rights activists, whistleblowers and marginalized groups who rely on social media to connect with others and shed light on atrocities perpetuated by powerful actors.

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Mexico: In Defence of Network Neutrality and the Institution Meant to Protect It

June 29, 2020
By Juan Carlos Salamanca

Network Neutrality, the principle that prohibits Internet Service Providers from treating Internet communications unequally, is currently under threat in Mexico.

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Stemming digital colonialism through reform of cybercrime laws in Africa

June 19, 2020
By Tomiwa Ilori

Cybercrime continues to be a global challenge, despite significant expansions in regulations targeting it. There is an important need for legal solutions, matching sanctions with effective implementation to help stem the rise of both cyber fraud and technical attacks on digital infrastructure.

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