Security and privacy

On 6/5, 65 things we know about NSA surveillance that we didn’t know a year ago
On 6/5, 65 things we know about NSA surveillance that we didn’t know a year ago 05 June 2014

It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people.

International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary
International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary 05 June 2014

A huge international collection of experts have called on world governments to adopt the 13 International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance, aimed at putting an end to the blanket surveillance of innocent persons. Here is what international experts are saying about the need to end mass surveillance:

APC attended the Freedom Online Coalition
APC attended the Freedom Online Coalition 19 May 2014

APC’s human rights specialist Joy Liddicoat attended the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.

You do have a choice: APC organises TakeBackTheNet! event
You do have a choice: APC organises TakeBackTheNet! event 25 April 2014

This 4-5 June, human rights advocates and transformative technology providers will meet in Barcelona to discuss solutions to today’s climate of internet-enabled human rights violations, at a one-of-a-kind event organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). One year after the Edward Snowden revelations, it is time that social change activists TakeBackTheNet! and exerci...

UN must reject mass surveillance to protect global privacy rights
UN must reject mass surveillance to protect global privacy rights 03 April 2014

In response to a consultation being undertaken by the UN in accordance with December’s General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, APC, together with other partner organizations, called on the UN to recognise that mass surveillance is incompatible with human rights.

Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age
Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age 02 April 2014

In response to a consultation being undertaken by the UN in accordance with December’s General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, APC, Privacy International, Access, EFF, Article 19, Human Rights Watch and the WWW Foundation called on the United Nations to recognise that mass surveillance is incompatible with human rights. Read our submission to the Office of the ...

Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region
Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region 19 February 2014

APC is seeking an outreach and capacity building coordinator to join its policy to coordinate its internet rights networking and capacity-building work with women’s and human rights defenders in the Maghreb-Machrek region.

Allied Media Conference to feature digital, analog security solutions for activists
Allied Media Conference to feature digital, analog security solutions for activists 13 February 2014

The 16th annual Allied Media Conference calls for session proposals until 1 March 2014. APC and partners are curating a programme track on digital security and surveillance for organisers and activists.

Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”
Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back” 11 February 2014

Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 2014.

The Day We Fought Back: Collective demands to end mass surveillance
The Day We Fought Back: Collective demands to end mass surveillance 10 February 2014

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 was the Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance. A virtual call to arms, this global campaign intended to pressure policymakers around the world to uphold human rights and end mass surveillance.