Security and privacy

More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session
More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session 13 March 2015

We strongly recommend that the Council takes up this invitation and establishes a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance and monitor the implementation of the right to privacy as enshrined in Article 12 of the UDHR and Article 17 of the ICCPR.

NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 06 March 2015

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 05 March 2015

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

GISWatch report on surveillance launched in ten countries
GISWatch report on surveillance launched in ten countries 07 February 2015

From Bolivia to Senegal, ten Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) authors have organised local launches to highlight national reports on the implications of surveillance in local contexts.

WOUGNET set to launch GISWatch report from a gender perspective
WOUGNET set to launch GISWatch report from a gender perspective 04 December 2014

WOUGNET will be launching her national report on communications surveillance in the digital age with a gender perspective as part of the National Global Society Information watch 2014.

APC releases statement on UN's latest resolution on right to privacy
APC releases statement on UN's latest resolution on right to privacy 26 November 2014

APC releases a statement that welcomes the recent resolution for building on efforts the UNGA began last year to effectively frame the challenges to the right to privacy in the digital age. It strongly supports the establishment of a new special rapporteur but condemns the softening of language due to pressure from Five Eyes countries.

APC statement on UNGA resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”
APC statement on UNGA resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age” 26 November 2014

UPDATE: The new resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age” (A/RES/69/166) was adopted by the UN General Assembly plenary on 18 December, 2014. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the new resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”, adopted yesterday by consensus in the Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs of the UN General Ass...

Governments must support right to privacy at UN General Assembly
Governments must support right to privacy at UN General Assembly 10 November 2014

APC and Privacy International along with a global coalition of organisations dedicated to promoting and defending the rights to privacy and freedom of expression contacted state missions to the UN to support a resolution, including a new Special Rapporteur, on the right to privacy in the digital age.

Call to support a strong UNGA resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age
Call to support a strong UNGA resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age 10 November 2014

We, a coalition of organisations dedicated to promoting and defending the rights to privacy and freedom of expression, including in the digital context, call on your government to support a strong UN General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age. This is a critical opportunity for the UNGA to promote the right to privacy, the protection of which is under threat due to r...

Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region
Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region 24 October 2014

As part of our mission to empower people’s use of ICTs for social justice, APC is working with partners and members to ensure HRDs in the Maghreb-Machrek region have the tools and knowledge to operate securely online. To build a culture of online human rights and digital security, HRDs will also be encouraged to engage with existing human rights mechanisms (such as the UN Universal Periodical...