Many police departments in the US, including the NYPD, are expanding their use of bodycams. But is this enough?
content with human rights value freely and effectively
WITNESS supports policies that protect users’ rights to record and pushes for new ways to deliver guidance that helps creators understand how to stay safe, protect others, and create content that will have an impact.
widely and freely with content, ideas, and people
WITNESS engages companies on questions of how important content is highlighted and protected, even if much of it deals with controversial or violent subject matter, and we focus our policy efforts on issues of access and censorship.
their own data and identity online
WITNESS advocates for visual anonymity functionalities like facial blurring alongside guidance on consent and privacy, and we join with allies to call for policies that respect user privacy and free expression online.
content so it can be found and trusted
Citizen media creators need new ways to make their content easier to find, trust, and act upon, and the ability to create and share rich metadata — and have their privacy protected when they do — is central part of our strategy.
- 02 August | In the News Mobile Phone Video Video for Change | Sam Gregory | No comment
There are challenges and opportunities in virtual reality, live and immersive media for social good. New WITNESS projects aim to channel this empathy into meaningful action.
- 27 June | Campaigns Legal/Ethical Technology / Equipment | Morgan Hargrave | No comment
WITNESS joins a coalition of groups to speak out against state-led internet shutdowns and to demand that governments around the world #KeepItOn.