Security & privacy
by Alex Comninos, 25 October 2013
When registering for the IGF, you may very well have exposed your personal data, including full name, ID/passport number to criminals, spies, intelligence agencies and dragnet surveillance programmes.
We see from the headlines that the security of digital networks and information is becoming increasingly important. To shed light on the practical steps that members of civil society can take to protect themselves and their activism, APC and Tactical Tech are hosting a peer-learning session called a “Disco-tech” on the night before the global IGF in Bali, 21 October 2013.
The Zimbabwean government extended its reach into the private lives of its citizens this week by promulgating a new law establishing a central database of information about all mobile telephone users in the country.
Last Friday the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council came to a close in Geneva.
Civil society organisations today called upon the members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations.
Principles are launched seeking to update understandings of human rights to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques.
Civil society organisations on Friday, September 20 called upon the members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations.
The Snowden revelations ha
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance
HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance
Jinbonet, APC member in South Korea, submitted a written statement to the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, together with other NGOs from South Korea.
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.