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Development in Digital Laws in Russia: State Control of the Internet
Baurzhan Rakhmetov analyses some of the restrictive laws that strictly regulate cyberspace activities which have been introduced in Russia.
Censorship, privacy, and social media in Peru
Lucía León Pacheco analyses the state of cyber-laws in Peru and how they are impacting people’s digital and human rights.
SIM card registration: The bill is dead, long live the bill!
Jamael Jacob is a lawyer and privacy practitioner wearing many hats including: data protection officer of a private university, policy and legal advisor of a non-profit, and data protection consultant. He is also the former
Signal, mobile numbers and the Twilio hack
The recent Twilio hack raises important questions about the vulnerability SMS-based verifications – where users receive an SMS with special code to verify or confirm that they have access to a mobile number used to
Call for article submissions: Cyber policies and laws
The OPTF is calling journalists, researchers, and writers to propose articles and short essays about digital rights, digital privacy, and cyber security issues.
Report – Digital safety and internet freedom in South and Southeast Asia
In late 2021, OPTF and Engagemedia started collaborating on a research report that investigated digital safety and internet freedom in South and Southeast Asia. The final report is now available. Sadly, the findings paint a