Security & privacy

Global Information Society Watch 2014 - Communications surveillance in the digital age

By Various (August 2014, APC and Hivos )

This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of communications surveillance in 59 countries across the world – countries as diverse as Hungary, India, Argentina, The Gambia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each country report approaches the issue from a different perspective.

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Joint civil society statement on privacy in the digital age

15 September 2014 (APCNews)

APC endorses statement submitted by Human Rights Watch at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 11 September 2014.

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IGF 2014 shares messages on right to privacy in the digital age at Human Rights Council

10 September 2014 (APCNews)

On 5 September 2014, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 participants from governments, civil society, the private sector, academic and technical communities agreed on key messages concerning the right to privacy in the digital age. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is now sharing these messages at the Human Rights Council 27th session in Geneva. Read the full statement from IGF 2014 participants.

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Report on communications surveillance in the digital age to be launched in Turkey

MONTREAL 29 August 2014 (APCNews)

A ground breaking report on mass surveillance will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) reveals the complicity of both states and corporations in communications surveillance, with reviews on the state of surveillance in 57 countries and reports on key human rights, legal and technological issues at stake. Read more about GISWatch and the upcoming launch.

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GISWatch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age

29 August 2014
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Global Information Society Watch 2014 book launch at Internet Governance Forum

A ground breaking report on mass surveillance will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014.

May First/People Link server hit with DoS attack

United States

Evidence attack was aimed at Palestine rights organisations

May First/People Link is a membership organisation dedicated to the defense of the internet and the sharing, among its members, of website and email resources, and joined APC as a member in 2013.

Historic report connects our rights and upholds the right to privacy in the digital age

17 July 2014 (APCNews)

APC welcomes the groundbreaking report “The right to privacy in the digital age”, released yesterday by Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report affirms that the international human rights framework for the promotion and protection of the right to privacy applies online and that governments have been failing in their obligations.

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Historic report connects our rights and upholds the right to privacy in the digital age

(July 2014, APC )

APC welcomes the groundbreaking report “The right to privacy in the digital age”, released yesterday by Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report affirms that the international human rights framework for the promotion and protection of the right to privacy applies online and that governments have been failing in their obligations.

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