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Private sector has responsibility to protect the right to free expression

28 April 2016 (APC for APCNews)

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in our daily lives, the policies of a broad array of private actors have an impact on freedom of expression in the digital age. APC welcomes the focus of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression on the responsibilities of the ICT sector, and the opportunity to contribute to his study. While there has been significant focus on the impact of large, transnational companies, we wish to highlight other private actors whose human rights responsibilities are not as well understood.

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Freedom of expression and the private sector in the digital age

By APC (April 2016, APC )
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APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

17 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level.

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APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

By APC (July 2015, APC )

APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level.

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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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Monitoring freedom of expression: The APC-La Rue Framework

By APC (January 2013, APC )

In his 2011 annual report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, focused on the internet.
In doing so, he developed a broad framework for assessing freedom of expression on the internet. Using this framework, General Comment 34 on Article 19 of the ICCPR, and recommendations made by UN special mandate holders, APC’s Internet Rights Are Human Rights project has developed a draft checklist for civil society groups to monitor legislation, raise awareness, defend internet rights, and influence policy.

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