Module 2: Digital Rights
Modules on Litigating Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights in South and Southeast Asia
- Digital rights — which include the right to freedom of expression, privacy and access to information — are the same fundamental human rights as those enjoyed offline but adapted to a new age of technology.
- In understanding digital rights, it is important to understand the role of internet intermediaries, a range of actors who enable access to and use of the internet and whose actions play a critical role in protecting or undermining freedom of speech and associated digital rights online.
- Freedom of expression online is uniquely powerful because of its borderless nature, but it has created new legal challenges and consequences, such as the growth in dis- and misinformation.
- It is crucial that human rights defenders engage with the new challenges posed online and act to protect and promote digital rights in the rapidly evolving online world.