Belarus is on the fourth position in electronic media control rating

2009 2009-05-14T17:11:34+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to the research of an independent US company Cryptohippie, Belarus takes the third position in the rating of the countries with the strongest electronic control.

China and the North Korea take the first and second positions. The forth position is occupied by Russia, RFE/RL informs.

The report by Cryptohippie is based on information from different organizations, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Reporters without Borders, Freedom House, Ludwig von Mises Institute and Heritage Foundation.

Researchers from Cryptohippie studied the situation in 52 countries. As is said in the report, ‘In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera recording, every email you send, every Internet site you surf, every post you make, every check you write, every credit card swipe, every cell phone ping… are all criminal evidence, and they are held in searchable databases, for a long, long time. Whoever holds this evidence can make you look very, very bad whenever they care enough to do so. You can be prosecuted whenever they feel like it – the evidence is already in their database.’