Security & privacy

HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications

(June 2015, APC )

At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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APC supports civil society in Paraguay fighting mandatory data retention bill, #pyrawebs

MONTREAL 4 June 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

In our Internet Rights Charter, we are clear that the collection, use, disclosure and retention of data must comply with transparent privacy policies and that all people have the right to privacy and freedom from surveillance. To those ends, APC supports the active movement against data retention laws in Paraguay.

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Feminist practice of digital security in MENA


A cornerstone of APC’s work is to enable communities and social movements to use ICTs to transform the world into a better place. Women’s movements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long recognised the power of ICTs as platforms for advocacy and organising – effectively shifting the power dynamics between information creators, owners and users.

Survey to assess privacy concerns across the globe

MONTREAL 21 May 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

Tokyo-based APC member Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) has launched a global survey on personal data and surveillance. Survey responses may explain how and why awareness of privacy and surveillance vary across countries.

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New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy?

MONTREAL 11 May 2015 (Stéphane Couture for APCNouvelles)

On 6 May 2015, the anti-terrorism Bill C-51 was passed by the Canadian Parliament. Launched after the attacks of October 2014 that cost the lives of four people (the attackers and two military personnel), the law grants additional powers to the Canadian spy agency, including conducting disruptive actions.For some observers, this new law is “a version of the US Patriot Act on steroids” and implements an approach of “total information awareness” which has a profound impact on Canadians’ rights to privacy.

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The Privacy is in the Protocol: Why Civil Society Needs to Pay Attention to the IETF


In the fourth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, Mallory Knodel reflects on the link between cybersecurity and internet protocol engineering at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015

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Apr 29 2015


South Africa


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Association for Progressive Communication and the Freedom of Expression Institute
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18 Cedar Avenue, Richmond, Johannesburg. South Africa

A genuine success for the Digital Security Tent during the 2015 World Social Forum in Tunis


During the World Social Forum (WSF) which took place in Tunis on 24-28 March, Alternatives and DSS 216, in collaboration with APC, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Access Now and the alternati

Who should be the new UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy? Here are our criteria

9 April 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC, together with Privacy International, Access, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, Electronic Frontier Foundation and the International Commission of Jurists, have developed a checklist with qualifications we believe that candidates for the new position of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy should possess.

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Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

By APC (April 2015, APC )
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