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The CyberWar for Democracy (Video: 1 hour)

The CyberWar for Democracy: The Role Privacy and Cyber Security Professionals Need to Play - The crisis in Ukraine has amplified the problems tenfold in the emergence of disinformation, attacks on critical and business infrastructure, and the theft of personal information. Long before the invasion of Ukraine, Russia engaged in a disinformation campaign to undermine and create disunity in the West, and this now has increased in scale and effort.

Cyber Security and Privacy communities are now at a point where they can bring together their combined talents to address this undeclared war, as well as the fallout of the Russian invasion. What practically should we be doing? It is essential we understand the threads that weave through the events of the past decade, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to understand this cyberwar, and to identify ways in which to combat it.

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A new low for global democracy

Global democracy continued its precipitous decline in 2021, according to the latest edition of the Democracy Index. The annual survey, which rates the state of democracy across 167 countries on the basis of five measures—electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, democratic political culture and civil liberties—finds that more than a third of the world’s population live under authoritarian rule while just 6.4% enjoy a full democracy.

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Whose Street? Our Streets! (PDF, 80 pages)

2020-21 “Smart City” Cautionary Trends & 10 Calls to Action to Protect and Promote Democracy.