Digital security in the Barents Region

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This chapter describes the state of digital security in the Barents Region. It aims to integrate digitalisation firmly with human security. The chapter recognises individuals and communities as actors who actively impact security and trustworthiness of digital environment and, thus, the everyday life of themselves and others. The assessment of digital security in the Barents Region examines six themes: access to digital networks, availability of digital services, access to information, digital awareness and skills, digital inclusion policies, and protection of human rights and state of cybercrime and digital abuse. The chapter discusses the availability of culturally and linguistically relevant information, information related to livelihoods within the region, as well as gaps in research. It describes the freedom of information in the Barents. The chapter argues that human security issues need to be brought onto the security agenda as questions of human security in the digital environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region
EditorsKamrul Hossain, Dorothée Cambou
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-351-17124-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-8153-9984-1
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2018
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesRoutledge explorations in environmental studies

Field of science

  • International political science


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