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    Module 1: General Overview of Trends in Digital Rights Globally and Expected Developments

    Advanced Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online in sub-Saharan Africa

    This module aims to:

    • Provide an overview of global trends in digital rights;
    • Set out various aspects of the right to access information in the digital age, such as the blocking of access to the internet and efforts to preserve net neutrality;
    • Evaluate the current state of the right to privacy by looking at data protection, surveillance, the collection of biometric information and efforts to subvert privacy by targeting encryption and using artificial intelligence; and
    • Explore new aspects of the right to freedom of expression online, including growing threats in the form of misinformation, hate speech regulations, and online violence against journalists.