Digital Security & Privacy

People will not (and should not) use tech that’s untrustworthy. Too many tech projects, including civic tech projects, have abused user privacy and/or failed users in providing a secure user experience.

Anyone advocating for increasing digitization of government, social benefits, or public conversation should invest in strong digital security and privacy-respecting approach from the onset and on an ongoing basis, as this area evolves rapidly.


Browse Digital Security & Privacy


  • Cybersecurity

    Preventing hacks, cyberattacks, leaks, and otherwise protecting civic tech projects and data

    • Threat reporting

      Threat reporting platforms allow recipients and researchers to share cyberattacks, and pool efforts into analyzing them to detect patterns and allocate resources.

  • Digital rights

    Digital rights are the human rights and legal rights that apply in the digital domain, including the right to privacy, freedom of expression, access to the internet, protection from digital discrimination and harassment, and the right to knowledge about how personal data is used.

    • Data rights

      Projects protecting and enhancing the data rights of individual consumers or citizens

  • Circumvention tech

    Circumvention tech helps people evade censorship that blocks access to information and communication.

  • Privacy-preserving user analytics

    Privacy-preserving user analytics refers to platforms that gather and analyze data about user behavior while ensuring the individuals’ data remains anonymous and their privacy is not compromised, typically through methods like data anonymization, aggregation, and differential privacy.