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We strongly support and endorse the principles of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights. But we are also fully aware that a single city (in particular, a small city like the city of Porto) cannot do much alone and by itself; but collectively, cities can join efforts towards creating social, environmental and economic impact in our citizens’ and cities’ quality of life, while preserving and enhancing citizens’ digital rights and privacy.

Since municipalities are seen by citizens as their main contact point with public institutions, we believe that cities can play a major role in acting as a strong wall, assuring and creating the right policies towards preserving citizens’ digital rights, privacy, freedom of expression, dignity, democracy and other social rights. Besides, since municipalities manage and rule the public space in the cities, they need to be particularly aware, vigilant and active towards fully assuring citizens’ digital rights and privacy in the public space.

We strongly believe that collaboration and knowledge sharing between cities is key towards increasing citizens’ and cities’ quality of life, and responding to citizens’ demands and needs with innovation.

For all these reasons, the city of Porto – with the direct support of the Mayor and the Vice-Mayor – has proudly joined the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, and wishes to be an active participant in the Coalition.

Existing initiatives

1. Universal and equal access to the internet, and digital literacy

2. Privacy, data protection and security

3. Transparency, accountability, and non-discrimination of data, content and algorithms

4. Participatory Democracy, diversity and inclusion

5. Open and ethical digital service standards

Future plans

1. Universal and equal access to the internet, and digital literacy

2. Privacy, data protection and security

3. Transparency, accountability, and non-discrimination of data, content and algorithms

4. Participatory Democracy, diversity and inclusion

5. Open and ethical digital service standards

Endorse my city

"I request my city council to join the cities coalition for digital rights and protect and uphold our human rights in my city. The same human rights that people have offline must also be protected online."

Cities who would like to sign and learn more about the coalition, please review the checklist of digital rights actions and fill out this form to formally indicate your interest in joining. For more information, contact us at: endorse@citiesfordigitalrights.org

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