Digital Defenders Partnership: Safety and Security in a Shrinking Online Space
Threats to safety and security are mounting and ‘at-risk’ communities across the globe are multiplying. Digital threats are compounded by physical and psycho-social ones and they are taking many forms: from state-sponsored surveillance to theft of information technology devices to targeted fear-mongering.
The Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) exists to support individuals, groups and communities whose safety is threatened. DDP does this through: collaboration with leading safety and security organizations and individuals; facilitation of emergency responders and their networks; and as a direct contributor to safety and security support efforts and self-security activities.
We will share some reflections on the impact that we’ve created to date, the challenges we see and the design of how we will work over the next four years.