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The DFRLab held the fourth annual 360/Open Summit on June 22 through June 25. We brought together our team of experts across six continents with policy makers, journalists, civil society, and industry for four days of cutting-edge programming focused on human rights and democracy in a hyperconnected, online world. 

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Transcript by Atlantic Council

Dec 6, 2021

Behind the scenes of the newest hot job in diplomacy: Tech ambassador

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Countries have begun appointing tech ambassadors in different forms to elevate technology as a national-security and foreign-policy priority. Here's what their roles mean not just for democracy and human rights in the digital age.

Digital Policy Internet

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Rose Jackson

Nov 9, 2021

How to get Biden’s democracy summit right

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Rose Jackson

Two of the Council’s democracy experts say the upcoming Summit for Democracy needs to take aim at autocrats’ tools by focusing on anti-corruption and tech standards, and elevating civil society.

Civil Society Corruption

In the News

Oct 31, 2021

Graham Brookie and Jared Holt featured in The Washington Post’s interactive piece on the January 6 insurrection

In the News

A three-part immersive series from The Washington Post examining Jan 6 and its fallout featuring the Digital Forensic Research Lab's Graham Brookie and Jared Holt.

Disinformation

New Atlanticist by Emerson T. Brooking

Aug 26, 2021

Before the Taliban took Afghanistan, it took the internet

New Atlanticist by Emerson T. Brooking

This is how the Afghan Taliban waged—and won—a generation-long information war.

Afghanistan Conflict

New Atlanticist by Arjun Bisen

Aug 20, 2021

Will digital money belong to democrats or despots?

New Atlanticist by Arjun Bisen

As democracies engage in long and robust debates about the tradeoffs and risks of CBDCs, authoritarian governments continue to push forward with a simpler, centralized vision that strengthens their grip on power with significant geopolitical and human rights implications. 

China Digital Currencies

Event Recap by Alyxandra Marine

Jul 30, 2021

Securing digital infrastructure: How transatlantic partners can lead transformative investment in global connectivity

Event Recap by Alyxandra Marine

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Rep. Ro Khanna, and NSC Sr. Director Peter Harrell spoke at the Atlantic Council on challenges to securing infrastructure and the promise of a "trusted connectivity" approach.

China Cybersecurity

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Jul 14, 2021

Estonian Prime Minister H.E. Kaja Kallas on securing digital infrastructure with ‘trusted connectivity’

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Rep. Ro Khanna, and NSC Sr. Director Peter Harrell speak at the Atlantic Council on challenges to securing infrastructure and the promise of a "trusted connectivity" approach.

China Cybersecurity

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

Jul 1, 2021

Estonian president: Our connected world needs a trusted architecture

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Anne Neuberger, deputy US national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, made the case for "trusted connectivity" at the Atlantic Council.

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Jun 30, 2021

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on combating digital threats with ‘trusted connectivity’

Transcript by Atlantic Council

The Estonian president and Anne Neuberger, US deputy national security advisor for cybersecurity and emerging technology, appeared at the Atlantic Council to discuss the world's digital challenges ahead. Here's the full transcript.

Cybersecurity Internet

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

Jun 25, 2021

Behind the European Union’s plan to rewrite the rules of online life

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

The drafters of Europe's Digital Services Act joined the 360/Open Summit, hosted by the Digital Forensic Research Lab.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

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