Security & privacy

South Africa Cybercrimes Bill will be impossible to implement without violating rights

2 December 2015 (APC for APCNews)

Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online. However, we suggest, along with many experts from different backgrounds, that the Bill be rejected in its current form.

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Alex Comninos' Preliminary Comments on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

By Alex Comminos (December 2015, APC )

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APC's Written Submission on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

By APC (December 2015, APC )

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

30 November 2015 (APCNews)

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.

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

New York

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

The government of Pakistan must take immediate measures to protect the privacy of citizens, halt plans for mass surveillance

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (November 2015, APC )

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Open Letter: Facebook, Fix "Real Name” Policy

7 October 2015 (APCNews)

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.

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Open Letter to Facebook on Real Name Policy

(October 2015, APC )

“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.”

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