The Internet is a driving force for development, a tool for information exchange, learning, business and e-governance which now connects more than 3.2 billion people from around the world. In the past 5 years, the increasing penetration of the internet and digital media, particularity in developing countries has driven the incredible growth in the number of individuals expressing themselves, engaging, socialising and conducting business online.

As a result of the number of people coming online, questions about privacy, access, expression, assembly etc. in the digital space have been on the rise. All these factors have a bearing on the ability of the individuals to exercise their human rights online.

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