Ian Brown


Check the web: assessing the ethics and politics of policing the Internet for extremist material

Abstract This report draws on insights from representatives of civil society, law enforcement and industry groups to offer fresh perspectives on the policing of extremist material online. Evidently, the Internet now serves not only as a breeding ground for extremism, but also offers myriad data...

Digital freedoms in international law: practical steps to protect human rights online

With around 2.3 billion users, the Internet has become part of the daily lives of a significant percentage of the global population, including for political debate and activism. While states are responsible for protecting human rights online under international law, companies responsible for Internet infrastructure...

Researching privacy in HIV care: an ethnographic analysis of methods

Three significant difficulties in the study of privacy are minimising the priming of enhanced privacy sensitive responses; studying privacy sensitive groups and topics; and studying privacy behaviours rather than attitudes. This article analyses these challenges ethnographically using two empirical studies on technology development and use...

Co-regulating internet security: the London Action Plan

New approaches to the problem of internet security require public, private and civil society organisations to collaborate in new institutions of Internet governance according to this paper given at the Global Internet Governance Academic Network's (GigaNet) second annual symposium in Rio, 2007. This paper addresses...