About the Digital Safety Manual

This guide contains 12 cards with information and practical tips on enhancing digital security for embassy staff working with civil society and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs).

Each card provides items to consider and protection tactics relating to an aspect of digital security. It is important to note that contexts vary across countries and change over time due to the dynamic nature of digital developments. This guide should be accompanied by a regular analysis of context and risk, on- and offline.

This website offers software recommendations and external resources as well as a glossary of technical terms in addition to the information on the set of cards.

The Digital Defenders Partnership developed this guide.

If you are not sure where to start: begin at the beginning, and work your way through the cards. Happy reading!