Institutionalization or Contestation? Transnational Battles Over Expression and Privacy in Internet Governance

18 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2016

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Free expression and privacy are key aspects of Internet governance. Both, however, vary tremendously across countries and are contested internationally. Regarding free expression, since the advent of the Internet, governments around the world have sought to control speech using political, social, moral, and other rationales. Regarding privacy, governments increasingly use sophisticated surveillance technologies and techniques to monitor activities on the Internet. In both of these areas, however, human rights NGOs and advocacy networks have challenged restriction and repression.

Keywords: GigaNet

Suggested Citation

Bob, Clifford, Institutionalization or Contestation? Transnational Battles Over Expression and Privacy in Internet Governance (2007). GigaNet: Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Annual Symposium 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2798297 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2798297

Clifford Bob (Contact Author)

Duquesne University ( email )

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
United States

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