Digital Security and Human Rights

Malware. Phishing. Data retention. Mass surveillance. We know there are real risks in the digital world, but we don’t always know what to do about them. How do these threats work? How important is digital security? Where do we even start? This course is a starting place for learning more about digital threats and how to strengthen your security online. You don’t need to have any technical expertise—the course will guide you through some of the important terms and concepts you should know.

Course syllabus:

  1. How digital security is a matter of claiming your human rights

  2. Some of the major threats in the digital world, and how to protect yourself against them

  3. How to defend your rights to privacy and freedom of expression

  4. The core mechanisms and key players in mass surveillance

  5. How to take action to promote digital security and human rights worldwide