Security & privacy

68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

By APC (March 2015, APC )

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.

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GISWatch report on surveillance launched in ten countries

MOPANI 7 February 2015 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

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.

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WOUGNET set to launch GISWatch report from a gender perspective


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 statement on UN's latest resolution on right to privacy

MONTREAL 26 November 2014 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

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.

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APC statement on UNGA resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”

By APC (November 2014, APC )
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Governments must support right to privacy at UN General Assembly

MONTREAL 10 November 2014 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

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.

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Call to support a strong UNGA resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age

By various (November 2014, APC )
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Activists talk censorship and circumvention at Disco-tech Istanbul

JOHANNESBURG 22 September 2014 (Alexandra Groome for APCNews)

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.

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Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age

By Various (August 2014, APC and Hivos )

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.

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