Security and privacy

Pakistan’s Draconian Electronic Crime Bill
Pakistan’s Draconian Electronic Crime Bill 24 September 2007

A controversial Electronic Crime Bill, drafted by The Ministry of IT & Telecom, Government of Pakistan, is currently being tabled in Parliament in advance of a vote. The bill has already been approved by Cabinet and could receive final approval as early as November. Critics say the Bill is draconian and lacks the safeguards to ensure the protection of civil liberties.

EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course
EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course 13 September 2007

Delegates representing NGOs-members of the EDRI (European Digital Rights) network took part in the General Assembly (GA) in Berlin September 1-2, 2007, discussing current issues of interest and the overall functioning of the association.

South Korea: Opposition to draft legislation on "Communication Data Retention"
South Korea: Opposition to draft legislation on "Communication Data Retention" 19 April 2007

The South Korean parliament is discussing a dangerous revision of the "Protection of Communications Secrets Act". So what? It seems quite clear that the revision would legally enforce telecommunications companies and internet service providers (ISPs) to retain ‘communications data’. But do people agree with this? APC-member in South Korea, Jinbonet, thinks not. International civil society o...

30 March: Stop Cyberbullying Day
30 March: Stop Cyberbullying Day 29 March 2007

Increasingly, harassment and stalking is happening in and through digital communications technology. As we gain access and use stuff like blogs, mobile phones, social networking platforms like Orkut and Friendster, personal information displayed and shared may be used in targeted harassment.

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society

EU, travel and privacy event - Czech style
EU, travel and privacy event - Czech style 04 August 2006

Well, here i am in prague – sitting in a room in kaca and marek’s flat after a

A UN charter for digital identity ?
A UN charter for digital identity ? 28 July 2006

Hi everyone, Karen Banks sent me this article last week and I forgot to post it. It’s written by Jerry Fishenden and was posted on his blog (ntouk.com) on July 4, 2006. Talking about his attendance at the APC organised event at the London School of Economics in early July, he says: “I was invited to speak on a panel talking about the importance of privacy and security issues.”

WSIS II: A walking dead
WSIS II: A walking dead 15 November 2005

Ladies and gentlemen this is a pseudo-transcript of the proceedings of the Civil Society press conference held on November 15, 2005 (Tuesday) at 16:30. The second round of WSIS has not even started yet but hearing the pronouncements below one would think that it is already over!

[GUEST BLOG] Privacy and data rights of Netizens
[GUEST BLOG] Privacy and data rights of Netizens 14 November 2005

The aim of this article is to analyse the privacy and data rights of the netizens in the cyberspace. A comparative analysis of the TRIPS Agreement and the Indian laws has also been made to give a holistic picture. Further, certain strategies for the companies have also been recommended.

Secure computing, online communications workshop for Asia
Secure computing, online communications workshop for Asia 20 June 2005

As civil society organizations increasingly use personal computers and online communication tools, they are becoming prone to ever-advancing threats ranging from malware (viruses, spyware or adware, spam, phishing), to digital surveillance and interception, and even the seizure of equipment. Development organisations in Asia recently faced up to the challenge.