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Statements, positions and contributions from APC

APC's Input for the WSIS+10 non-paper

By APC (August 2015, APC )

Much progress been made on the vision of the people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society in the ten years since the WSIS. However, many challenges lie ahead, from adopting a sustainable development approach to advancing gender equality.

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Draft Provisions for Amendment of the South African Copyright Act of 1978

By Andrew Rens, Emilar Vushe, Anriette Esterhuysen (March 2015, APC )
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APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

By APC (July 2015, APC )

APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level.

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Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources

By APC (July 2015, APC )

The courageous actions of whistleblowers defend human rights, save lives and billions of dollars in public funds, and contribute to making governments more transparent and companies more accountable.

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Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa

By APC (July 2015, APC )

On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. In effect the policy would allow the FPB, at its discretion, to classify user-generated content on any online content platform.

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Comments of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to the GNSO Privacy and Proxy Service Accreditation Issues WG Initial Report

By APC (July 2015, )

APC has endorsed the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) comments to the Initial Report on the Privacy and Proxy Services published on May 5th and elaborated by the Privacy/Proxy Services Accreditation Services Issues working group (PPSAI WG), which will impact all groups and individuals that value the ability to protect their private information online. APC has also supported a coalition of organisations and individuals from all over the world that highlights the danger of ICANN’s new Domain Registration Proposal.

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Joint letter to ICANN: New proposal will endanger domain owners and impact marginalized communities

(July 2015, APC )

We are writing to you about the Initial Report on the Privacy & Proxy Services published on May 5th, which proposes requiring “commercial website” owners to display their address under their WHOIS data. We strongly recommend that the proposed policy not be adopted. We further recommend that ICANN revisit its own findings from 2013 and move toward making WHOIS privacy the default for everyone. We believe that ICANN should not be complicit in making doxing, stalking, and swatting any easier than they already are.

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The Right to Privacy in Lebanon - Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 23rd Session

By Privacy International, Social Media Exchange and the Association for Progressive Communications (June 2015, )

This stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International, Social Media Exchange and the Association for Progressive Communications. Together PI, SMEX and APC wish to bring their concerns about the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in Lebanon before the Human Rights Council for consideration in Lebanon’s upcoming review.

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