Security and privacy

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 Athens, when more than 1,200 participants focused on discussion of the overarching issues tied to the fut...

Rio forum to shine torch on the dark side of the Internet
Rio forum to shine torch on the dark side of the Internet 11 November 2007

In one of the first articles published about the Internet Governance Forum starting on November 12 2007, the AFP news agency says that "The darker corners of the Internet are to be exposed under the bright light of Brazil’s sun next week when a UN conference on how the web is run gets underway. Rio de Janeiro will from Monday host the UN Internet Governance Forum, in which 2,000 participants from 100 countries will examine ways to tackle pedophilia and cybercrime. It will also discuss t...

Crackdown on internet users in Bangladesh
Crackdown on internet users in Bangladesh 05 October 2007

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members assisted by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) officials are conducting house-to-house searches in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet pinpointing each and every internet user with a fast connection. They are collecting user details from all the internet service providers (ISPs) in order to profile more than 450,000 internet subscribers in th...

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 s...

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.”