Security and privacy

We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 30 November 2015

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country.    

WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues
WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues 30 November 2015

This blog post was originally published on FreedomOnlineCoalition.com – In the ninth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, guest author Deborah Brown from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) reflects on the ongoing negotiations at the UN

Open Letter: Facebook, Fix "Real Name” Policy
Open Letter: Facebook, Fix "Real Name” Policy 07 October 2015

A group of NGOs, including APC, have sent an open letter to Facebook, in representation of individuals who have experienced harm as a result of Facebook’s “real name” policy.

Open Letter to Facebook on Real Name Policy
Open Letter to Facebook on Real Name Policy 06 October 2015

“It’s time for Facebook to provide equal treatment and protection for all who use and depend on Facebook as a central platform for online expression and communication.”

CIPESA: Raising awareness on internet policy laws in Uganda
CIPESA: Raising awareness on internet policy laws in Uganda 18 August 2015

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade: Privacy and the Marco Civil consultation
Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade: Privacy and the Marco Civil consultation 18 August 2015

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit 05 August 2015

This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.    

APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 17 July 2015

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.