digital rights

The term digital rights describes the human rights that allow individuals to access, use, create, and publish digital media or to access and use computers, other electronic devices, or communications networks. The term is particularly related to the protection and realization of existing rights, such as the right to privacy or freedom of expression, in the context of new digital technologies, especially the Internet. Internet access is recognised as a right by the laws of several countries.

 

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The Cities for Digital Rights conference in Amsterdam couldn’t have started with a more urgent keynote speaker than activist Bianca Wylie.

 

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Marleen Stikker (founder of Waag) participates in a programme at Rode Hoed with David Kaye on July 4th.

 

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How do we protect civil rights in fast digitising cities? During 'Cities for digital rights' we talk about the dilemmas and solutions.

 

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Larisa Blazic is a London-based artist, feminist hacker and educator. She is currently artist in residence at the DECODE project.

 

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In this project we sketch a picture of the dilemmas that digitisation entails within public administration and the effect this has on society.

 

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A workshop by artist & feminist hacker Larisa Blazic. Do you want to use digital tools for a data strike?

 

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The European Parliament has voted in favour of the new Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation.

 

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The final vote on the Copyright Directive in the European Parliament plenary took place on 26 March, in which it agreed with the proposal.

 

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The Dutch Privacy Awards were presented during the National Privacy Conference, with an incentive award for PublicSpaces.

 

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This workshop by artist Larisa Blazic explores the concepts of unions and strikes in relation to the data use and abuse of users online.

 

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On 15 January 2020, Waag and its partners will organise the annual lecture the State of the Internet for the second time.

 

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Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York City formally launched the 'Cities Coalition for Digital Rights' protecting citizens digital rights.

 

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In het Digital Identity Lab Waag is exploring, researching and testing new ways of digital identity concept and tools.

 

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On August 12, 2018 Marleen Stikker was a guest for three hours in the VPRO television programme Zomergasten (Summer guests).

 

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The Digital Identity Lab looked for new ideas, concepts and concrete tools that can include a reliable and secure digital identity.

 

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The Tada manifest forms the foundation of the new digital policy of the City of Amsterdam. Waag was one of the initiators and contributors.

 

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26-04-2018

WeMakeThe.City

WeMakeThe.City is the festival that makes cities better.

 

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During this evening, you will learn how to deal with the phenomenon of fake news.

 

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Swartzshield is an immersive interactive experience in development. Join the festival and discover the world of hacking, piracy and corruption.

 

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Marleen Stikker of Waag will speak at the Green Digital Charter Roadshow, hosted by the City of Amsterdam 14 November 2013.

 

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We will give a workshop Crytokids at the Central Library of Amsterdam. This workshop will be in Dutch.

 

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This masterclass, organised by Bits of Freedom, Internet Society NL, Kennisland, Netwerk Democratie, Open State Foundation and Waag will be in Dutch..

 

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After WhatsApp implemented their groundbreaking default end-to-end encryption, it a took politicians, right wing opinion makers and likeminded NGO’s some time to get their act together. Hadn’t Snowden and his likes clearly demonstrated that mass surveillance on an unparalleled scale is real, and had not the public’s response been to condemn it?

 

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A new report titled ‘One Internet’ (published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance) offers three possible scenarios for the future of the Internet.

 

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The first Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in Ukraine was organized by TechSoup Europe, Fundament and the Civil Network OPORA.

 

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The Identity Matters conference was a success with more than hundred visitors, nineteen speakers and eight urban visits throughout Amsterdam. In case you weren’t there, here are some insights into the keynotes and conversations.

 

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Kids grow up in a world where the Internet surrounds them, where being online is our normal state of being.

 

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Hacking Habitat is a large-scale, international exhibition on the cutting edge of art, technology and social change.

 

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Marleen Stikker (director Waag) will react on a public lecture of James Bridle preceding the Live Hacking Marathon in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on 3 September 2015.

 

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Hans Schnitzler, philosopher and author of 'Het digitale Proletariaa't, shares the Dutch column he presented at the Facebook Farewell Party.

 

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Along with various partners, Waag explores the state of the social and public Internet. What becomes of our digital freedoms in these times of espionage and Big Data? Twenty years after its birth, the Internet now speaks for itself—all the more reason to take a critical look at the character of the web in 2015.

 

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In the period from 29 April until 15 June 2015, Waag will organize a number of workshops about our digital identity. These workshops are open for motivated Dutch citizens and are Dutch spoken.

 

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Een nieuwe interactieve censuurkaart van IVPN geeft een overzicht van de wereldwijde situatie. Door op een land te klikken krijg je snel inzicht waar de vrije meningsuiting online in het geding is en waar critici de mond wordt gesnoerd.

 

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The Dutch secret services AIVD and MIVD can exchange telecommunication data with the American security service NSA. This court decision was taken on 23 July 2014 in a case against the State by a initiative called 'Burgers tegen Plasterk' (Citizens against Plasterk).

 

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In 2014, Waag made the data in the CitySDK Linked Data API available through the NGSI/Fiware protocols and vice versa.

 

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The fifth edition of Let’s Fix the Internet was about an open and free internet. Four speakers indicated why a free and open internet is important and relevant. They all showed that the state and the citizen in these dynamics have an unequal position, that citizens try to protect their civil rights again and again in the information society and that governments are not always able to protect these in a good way.

 

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What does open en free Internet really means today? Various (international) speakers (Alexander Blom, Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm, Filiz Yilmaz, Menso Heus) will share their vision during this fifth Let's Fix The Internet meet-up.

 

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Stadsleven by Tracy Metz organises on 28 April 2014 the 'Big data: what does the city know about me?' at People's Place in Amsterdam.

 

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In an article in the Dutch newspaper nrc•next on March 18 maart by Laura Wismans, Marleen Stikker speaks about the initiative 'Let's fix the internet' in The Netherlands.

 

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The Dutch Public transport chip card that turns into a bank card or mobile phone that allows you to pay afterwards (and collects all your travel data along the way), or the data of UK patients being uploaded to the servers of Google. Not a single day passes or there are topics in the field of technology that touch our privacy.

 

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Tegenlicht editor Marije Meerman investigates the reality of the world after Edward Snowden for her documentary ‘The bureau of digital sabotage’ which will be on TV on Sunday, March 2nd. Can we make the Internet a safe and private place once more? Join the discussion with amongst others Marleen Stikker during the Tegenlicht Meetup at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

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During the second meetup for 'Let's fix the Internet', we want to look at the current state of the Internet: is it still public? And what about the networks, the soft- and hardware? Are they still fixable?

 

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The Circle follows 24-year-old Mae Holland, a graduate of Minnesota’s elite Carleton College, who lands a job at the “most influential company in the world” thanks to her old roommate and friend, Annie – an influential Circler in the company’s elite “Gang of 40”.

 

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3-02-2014

Digital Peace

Digital peace, shouldn't that be a basic right? A better and more social internet - a big discussion here internally - where should the revolution take place, how do we take a stand? Big questions that can remain quite abstract for a long time. But not if we can help it. Because Waag is the result of a collaboration of artists, hackers and researchers - all in their hearts doers and makers.

 

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The public Internet became 20 years old on Wednesday January 15. On that same day in 1994, De Digitale Stad (Digital City) opened its doors in Amsterdam. It’s time for a moment of reflection.

 

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8-12-2013

CryptoKids #1

Hacking, cyber crime and privacy, these are the ingredients for the first 'Cryptoparty' for Dutch kids we are organizing together with computer experts — to explore safe ways to mail, write encrypted messages and hack each others computer!

 

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Twenty years ago the Internet went public with the arrival of the 'Digital City' in Amsterdam (DDS). Time to take some action, now that both DDS and Waag exist 20 years, time for a new series called: 'The internet is broken. We have to fix the internet'.

 

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The Dutch privacy watchdog (CBP) has published the results of a long term research on Google. The conclusion is: Google’s privacy policy violates Dutch privacy law on a number of important sections, states the digital rights movement Bits of Freedom.

 

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Almost everyone who is online knows the problem: before you know it you will have dozens of online accounts - but how to get rid of them?

 

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Bits of Freedom, Waag, Netwerk Democratie, Open State Foundation and Kennisland organise a Masterclass Net Politics .

 

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Bits of Freedom, Waag, Netwerk Democratie, Open State Foundation and Kennisland organized a Masterclass Netpolitics in 2013.

 

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Dutch author Kluun has blacked out his website. Why? Because the author used random pictures.

 

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Forms of Today's Future is a program series about how we can map current power structures. In the 5-day workshop Behind the Scenes of the Internet we will examine the political, economic and social ideal to distribute power decentralized and horizontally.

 

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8-03-2012

KoppieCopy

Downloading, uploading, sharing, and remixing of digital content is very common kind of thing for this generation of young people. But the subject of copyright is not so hot.

 

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At the end of 2006, Waag published a book called 'In the Shade of the Commons' as a part of the project 'Towards a Culture of Open Networks'.

 

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World-Information.org was an exhibition held in the Oude Kerk (Old Church) of Amsterdam from 15 November - 15 December 2002.

 

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8-03-2012

Login:Lokaal

Every local heritage institution accommodates a world of exiting stories from their own region. With the LOGIN:locally project all those stories came to live digitally for young people.

 

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Waag and the new media initiative Sarai in New Delhi had an intensive collaboration called the Sarai Waag Exchange Platform.