Digital democracy sheds light on global internet equality, from censorship and online privacy to fair and open access to online opportunities. Our research projects monitor shifting trends in a bid to raise awareness. Can democracy keep up with technology? Explore more.
Internet Shutdown Tracker: global state of online censorship
DQL Index 2023: mapping digital wellbeing in 121 countries
42 internet restrictions recorded in the first half of 2023
Broken promises: internet restrictions in 15 countries
The mobile gaming apps hungry for your data
Report on Government Requests for User Data
How many people use their “right to be forgotten”?
Internet Value Index: mapping the global digital divide
Internet Censorship Tracker: a 2022 recap
Internet Value Index: mapping internet value in the US
Global internet divide: mapping digital inequality in 2022
How to be invisible online: tips for flying under the radar
Internet restrictions: countries at war with the internet
Social media bans: which countries are the top culprits?
Data flows: how private are popular period tracker apps?
How prepared former Soviet countries are for cyberthreats?
How do people see data privacy in 2022
Tinder, Bumble, or Grindr: which dating apps want your data?
Data-hungry taxis. Which ride-hailing apps want your data?
Web regulation: countries asking Google to remove content
Social media censorship 2021: global restrictions and bans
The worst internet in the world is the least affordable
Big-tech infiltration: who is tracking your surfing habits?
Social media shutdowns fall by nearly 50% in H1 2021
Employee surveillance: is your boss spying on you?
Data-hungry apps: which collect the most private information
Pop-up revolution. Which countries hate online ads the most?
Surveillance cities: global CCTV camera density
Drone privacy laws: the legalities per country
Digital democracy videos
Life online should be governed by digital democracy. But where and how is the internet censored or surveilled, in one form or another, to maintain power over the people? Our research sets out to map the state of modern-day digital democracy with facts, findings, and trends. Explore more.
Aug 6, 2023
What the TikTok algorithm does to YOU
Aug 10, 2023
Your data is being sold without your consent
May 26, 2023
Here's who wants to collect data about you
May 21, 2023
DIGITAL SURVIVAL KIT: How to survive the internet
Mar 3, 2023
The danger of ignoring internet shutdowns
Feb 24, 2023
The REAL reason dating apps are keeping you single