Security & privacy

EU directive paints alternative ISPs black

BUDAPEST 3 August 2008 (maxigas for APCNews)

Stencil for German campaign against the EU Directive on data retention. Licence: CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0Stencil for German campaign against the EU Directive on data retention. Licence: CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0A European Union directive on data retention is set to be implemented in all member states from 2009, requiring all telecom providers to hold on to your email’s destination, the subject line and the sending time. European internet service providers are requested to retain not only email, but any metadata of communication originating from their network. But isn’t that a violation of the fundamental right to privacy, as defined by our 60-year old Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Isn’t it in direct defiance of APC’s Internet Rights Charter? Groups associated with the APC community, academics and radical technology collectives converge onto Budapest in September to seek a way out of Fortress Europe 2.0.

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Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers

Location: 
Budapest, Hungary (exact location to be specified)
Date and time: 
Sep 18 2008 - 9:00am - Sep 22 2008 - 6:00pm

A one-day conference for international experts, academics, activists, technology professionals (and possibly EU/EP representatives) to share knowledge on the current state and practices of data retent

Europe votes on anti-piracy laws

London, United Kingdom

Europeans suspected of putting movies and music on file-sharing networks could be thrown off the web under proposals before Brussels.

Privacy and Communication Rights Advocacy in the Philippines: A CSO Capacity-Building Workshop and Policy Dialogue

Location: 
Tarragon Room, Cravings Restaurant, Katipunan Road, Quezon City
Date and time: 
Jun 20 2008 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives

Location: 
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights
Date and time: 
Jun 19 2008 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Emergent technologies and shifting legal frameworks are evolving both opportunities and threats for citizens and communities in a post-9/11 world.

Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies!

SEOUL 16 June 2008 (Jinbonet for Jinbonet)

The OECD ministerial meeting on “the Future of the Internet Economy” is being held in Seoul, Korea from June 17th to 18th. The Korean government seems to use this meeting as an opportunity to show off its advances of the Internet technology. However, no one would call a nation a ‘leading country of the Internet’ solely on its strong information technology base and IT industries. We hope this meeting would be a chance for the Korean government to recognize and feel embarrassed for its information and communication policies, including Internet policies, which violate many human-rights and is lagging behind. Read APC member in Korea, Jinbonet’s press release.

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Interview from the Big Brother and Empowered Sisters conference

Stockholm, Sweden

Listen to interview with Anriette Esterhuysen, speaker at the Big Brother and Empowered Sisters conference that took place in Stockholm, Sweden in April 2008.

APC enters into a partnership with privacy specialists

LONDON 24 April 2008 (FD for APCNews)

A new online privacy and data protection consultancy firm called ‘80/20 Thinking’ is partnering with the internet rights network Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to support initiatives in developing countries that are working towards strengthening democratic processes and civil liberties.

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Search warrant at Montreal ISP's offices

MONTREAL, Canada

On Tuesday March 18 2008, the Internet Service Provider Koumbit Network of Montreal, Canada was visited by two inspectors of the arson investigation department accompanied by

Internet governance and global privacy at the IGF

Here is an interesting post from Jose Murilo Junior on the Global Voices website, written prior to the start of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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: "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 future of information and communications technologies, including control over the Internet architecture and numbering and naming system, security, Style information: N/a

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, openness, connectivity, cost and multilingualism."

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