Security & privacy

APC at the 24th Human Rights Council

GENEVA 13 September 2013 (APC)

Against the backdrop of the recent Snowden revelations, APC and other civil society organisations are participating the 24th session of the HRC, which is taking place from 9-27 September 2013 in Geneva.

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Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance

NEW YORK 12 September 2013

The event, co-organised by APC, will take place on Friday in Geneva. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, will provide some introductory remarks.

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Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments

JOHANNESBURG 5 September 2013 (Phil Mincher for APCNews)

Some email providers and other internet intermediaries have opted to shut down operations before “big brother’’ interferences gather more momentum.

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Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session

(September 2013, APC, Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International )

APC, together with Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International principles on the application of human rights to communications surveillance, and makes specific recommendations to the HRC.

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PRESS RELEASE: Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons

NEW YORK 29 August 2013 (AL for APCNews)

APC and other civil society organisations that are part of the Best Bits coalition have submitted a comment to the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, to denounce the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting.

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Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons

29 August 2013
NEW YORK 29 August 2013 (APCNews) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

When information about systematic surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) was leaked to the press, President Obama’s first response was to offer reassurance that “This does not apply to U.S.

Surveillance in the US: Stop discrimination against non-US persons

NEW YORK 31 July 2013 (BestBits)

APC and other civil society organisations are concerned about the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting. Join them and sign the petition.

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Necessary and proportionate: Civil society agrees on principles on surveillance and human rights

Winnipeg

This week, in collaboration with more than 100 non-governmental and civil society groups from around the world, APC has signed on to support the launch of a set of international principles on communications surveillance and human rights.

More than a hundred global groups make a principled stand against surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO

For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques.

New WikiLeaks doco begs the question: should the public know state secrets

Johannesburg

I would expect most people leaving the cinema after watching the recently-released documentary, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, would plunge into debate over a raft of flow-on topics, such as is Julian Assange a crusader for civilian empowerment and government/corporate accountability or a cheeky, power-hungry hacker hell bent on anarchy and achieving hero-status.

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