Freedom on the Net 2015

Freedom House's latest annual survey finds global Internet freedom on the decline while censorship, surveillance and suppression of privacy tool use increase.
Wed, 2015-10-28 21:37

Global Internet freedom has declined for the fifth straight year, a new Freedom House report finds. “Freedom on the Net 2015,” the latest annual survey from Freedom House, analyzes Internet freedom developments in 65 countries.

Among the troubling findings were upticks in content removal requests by governments to private companies or Internet users; an increase in arrests and intimidation stemming from the sharing of political, religious, or societal views online; 14 of 65 countries assessed passing new surveillance laws, while many more upgraded their surveillance technology; and multiple governments continued to undermine privacy-enhancing encryption tools.

Read the full report on the Freedom House website: