Project Lockdown is a civic tech, interactive platform providing an overview of the state of Human and Digital Rights around the globe. It evaluates policies obtained from high quality sources that may impact their observance. It provides, among other tools, a layered map interface that allows for a visual representation of the policies adopted, assisting a broad range of stakeholders in understanding the global state of their Rights. This empowers them to become active agents of global change.
Data-Centric Digital Rights (DCDR), an initiative from The IO Foundation, is the advocacy by which it aims at protecting citizens' Rights by transparently implementing in their daily technology the regulations that should protect them.
TIOF views the technology as currently non-correlated with all working understandings and practices as to how any public-consumption industry functions traditionally where a clear separation is made between:
- Experts, who understand the complexities to design and build products that are compliant with applicable legislation and
- Citizens, who are solely tasked for being responsible users of the product
In essence, DCDR is a framework for technologists composed by Principles, Taxonomies and other technical tools. It enables them to develop a deeper understanding about the nature of data, the digital twins that emerge from it and make possible for them to embrace their role as NextGen Rights Defenders.
- Design, implement and maintain the project's modules (MAP, API, BO, WEB)
- Evaluate and implement new DataSet Layers
- Implement data funnels that allow faster integration of policy data in the platform
- Create and maintain the Global Rights Index
- Publish research over the data in the platform
- Create awareness and an easier understanding on the global state of Rights
- Engage with a wide range of partners to maximize the above
- Support civil society and policy makers to generate policy proposals that are attuned with the defense of Rights.
The DCDR initiative aims at encouraging a shift in the current technology paradigms by providing
To provide technologist with a clear framework and taxonomies to embed Data-Centric Digital Rights into technology and enable their role as Next Generation of Rights Defenders.
A world where technology protects digital citizens and their digital twins transparently and by design.