Information Warfare Monitor (Citizen Lab and SecDev Group) Announces RIM Monitoring Project

October 21, 2010

Categories: News and Announcements, Old News

The RIM Check project is inspired by a broad need to monitor the activities of private sector actors that own and operate cyberspace, particularly as they come under increasing pressure to cooperate with governments on national surveillance and censorship laws, policies, and requests. Decisions taken by private sector actors, often at the behest of governments seeking access to their data or assistance blocking Web sites, can have major consequences for human rights. These decisions can lack transparency and public accountability. This project is meant to address that lack of transparency.

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