Security and privacy

Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives
Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives 23 June 2008

Emergent technologies and shifting legal frameworks are evolving both opportunities and threats for citizens and communities in a post-9/11 world. As policy frameworks in the Philippines and in Asia are being developed in the areas of data privacy, state access to personal information, cybercrime/cybersecurity, and freedom of information, this forum seeks to locate a public interest perspective that will protect citizens and communities from increasingly problematic surveillance societies.

Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies!
Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies! 16 June 2008

The OECD ministerial meeting on “the Future of the Internet Economy” is being held in Seoul, Korea from June 17th to 18th. The Korean government seems to use this meeting as an opportunity to show off its advances of the Internet technology. However, no one would call a nation a ‘leading country of the Internet’ solely on its strong information technology base and IT ind...

Interview from the Big Brother and Empowered Sisters conference
Interview from the Big Brother and Empowered Sisters conference 21 May 2008

Listen to interview with Anriette Esterhuysen, speaker at the Big Brother and Empowered Sisters conference that took place in Stockholm, Sweden in April 2008.

APC enters into a partnership with privacy specialists
APC enters into a partnership with privacy specialists 24 April 2008

A new online privacy and data protection consultancy firm called ‘80/20 Thinking’ is partnering with the internet rights network Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to support initiatives in developing countries that are working towards strengthening democratic processes and civil liberties.

Search warrant at Montreal ISP's offices
Search warrant at Montreal ISP's offices 26 March 2008

On Tuesday March 18 2008, the Internet Service Provider Koumbit Network of Montreal, Canada was visited by two inspectors of the arson investigation department accompanied by

Bytes for All, Bangladesh
Bytes for All, Bangladesh 06 March 2008

Bytes for All is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organizes debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. Bytes for All has more than 2000 subscribers and ten admin members who run the network. Bytes for All does not have any formal structure, yet the organisation undertakes different projects on its members' personal capacity, s...

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet
Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet 05 March 2008

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organization founded in 1998 in South Korea. ‘Jinbo’ means ‘progressive’ in Korean. Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, community, e-mail, blog, blogs, mailing lists to civil society organizations, trade unions, individuals and progressive...

Metamorphosis Foundation
Metamorphosis Foundation 19 December 2007

Metamorphosis Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit foundation based in Skopje, Macedonia. Its main goals are development of democracy and prosperity by promoting knowledge-based economy and information society. Main activities of the organization include: lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educati...

Internet governance and global privacy at the IGF
Internet governance and global privacy at the IGF 13 November 2007

Here is an interesting post from Jose Murilo Junior on the Global Voices website, written prior to the start of this year’s IGF, that previews the issues of internet governance and global privacy: "The global debate on Internet governance will once again gather people from all over the world at UN’s IGF, this time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The process was started last year in Athen...