Security & privacy
68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.
From Bolivia to Senegal, ten Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) authors have organised local launches to highlight national reports on the implications of surveillance in local contexts.
WOUGNET will be launching her national report on communications surveillance in the digital age with a gender perspective as part of the National Global Society Information watch 2014.
APC releases a statement that welcomes the recent resolution for building on efforts the UNGA began last year to effectively frame the challenges to the right to privacy in the digital age. It strongly supports the establishment of a new special rapporteur but condemns the softening of language due to pressure from Five Eyes countries.
APC and Privacy International along with a global coalition of organisations dedicated to promoting and defending the rights to privacy and freedom of expression contacted state missions to the UN to support a resolution, including a new Special Rapporteur, on the right to privacy in the digital age.
On 1 September 2014, APC, Tactical Tech and Web Foundation brought together over 150 techies, human rights defenders and rights activists in Istanbul to attend the ninth Internet Governance Forum to a peer-learning event called Disco-tech.
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.