There is a great need for up to date, contextualized information for on-the-ground actors, researchers and policy makers in the area of civil and human rights in a digital environment. By combining network measurements with field reporting, legal information and known blocking techniques, presented in multiple formats appropriate for different levels of expertise, a holistic picture of the state of global censorship and the like can be accessed by politicians, software designers, human-rights defenders, journalists, and private citizens.
Combining network measurements with legal, commercial and journalists data CPP aims to provide an early-warning system, research tool and public awareness platform monitoring censorship and surveillance.
With a close to real-time nature and a focus on verifiable data sources CPP believes it will be able to significantly improve on existing censorship mapping projects. All collected raw data, intermediate data, analytic algorithms and source code will be made publicly available, following a methodological code of conduct combining scientific rigour with journalistic ethics and Hippocratic responsibility.
The aggregation of existing disparate data sources will allow for a wide range of analyses, as well as a much higher degree of contextual understanding. Ensuring that data is collected on an ongoing basis, with accurate timing information, will allow users to track variations in censorship or surveillance events as they occur.
By making all data and tools open, anyone can use and reuse this data as they see fit.
More about the methodology here.