The Digital Rights Archive is a searchable stack of academic papers, journalism, videos, and podcasts that are unearthed by algorithms and handpicked by humans. Materials are available in English and French.

The Centre for Digital Rights teamed up with The Syllabus to create a resource for digital policy-makers and that is open to the public. The archive is powered by the indexing, ranking, and curatorial systems developed by The Syllabus, and the editorial oversight is by experts associated with the Centre for Digital Rights.

THE SYLLABUS – A catalogue of research, journalism and commentary on art, tech, politics, economics, and more. Founded by Evgeny Morozov.

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CENTRE FOR DIGITAL RIGHTS – A not-for-profit organisation that advances digital rights in a data-driven economy. Founded by Jim Balsillie.

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Materials that matter

  • Academic books and papers
  • Government reports
  • Think tank and NGO reports
  • Journalism articles and columns
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Talks and panels
  • Videos and podcasts

Topics that matter

PLATFORM GOVERNANCE – How should we think about the powerful platforms run by Big Tech? What is the nature of their power and are they abusing it? How should they and their algorithms be governed in a democracy?

DIGITAL PUBLIC SPHERE – What role does technology play in democratic discourse and elections? What role should it play? How does the Internet shape the media landscape, the law and ultimately our culture itself ?

CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE – How secure is digital infrastructure? What do cyber- attacks mean for global conflicts? Will cryptocurrencies replace paper currencies? How should the blockchain be governed?

SMART CITIES AND URBANISM – What is the nature of smart cities? Who builds them and why? Who stands to benefit? Who stands to lose? How should we think about and regulate mobility in the age of AI?

People that matter

NATASHA TUSIKOV Assistant Professor York University, Canada @NTusikov

Natasha is an expert on criminology in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto. Her research examines the intersection between law, technology, and regulation. Her book Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet examines Internet intermediaries’ growing role as regulators for states and non-state actors. Previously Natasha was an intelligence analyst at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa.

BLAYNE HAGGART Assistant Professor Brock University, Canada @bhaggart

Blayne is Graduate Program Director in the Political Science Department at Brock University in St. Catherines. His research focuses on the implications of changing intellectual property rules and the rise of government and commercial surveillance in the global economy. Blayne was previously a journalist and economist for the Parliamentary Information and Research Service.

EKAITZ CANCELA Editor and Curator The Syllabus, Spain @ecanrog

Ekaitz is a journalist and writer based in Madrid and Bilbao. He is the author of two books, El TTIP y sus efectos colaterales and Despertar del sueño tecnológico, and is a regular contributor to the Spanish press.