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Joy Liddicoat
Joy Liddicoat 18 December 2018

Joy is a lawyer whose primary research interest is human rights and technology. Prior to joining the University of Otago, Joy was Assistant Commissioner (Policy and Operations) at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, responsible for oversight of policy- and technology-related research and advice and managing the Commissioner's investigations into alleged interferences with privacy. Between 2011 and 2014, Joy coordinated a global campaign for the Association for Progressive Communicati...

Human rights watchdog just doing its job
Human rights watchdog just doing its job 17 July 2013 Joy Liddicoat

Last Friday the Prime Minister called the Human Rights Commission “tardy” for sending a report on the Government Communications Security Bureau Bill just a few days after submissions on the Bill had closed and seemed to make thinly veiled threats to the Commission’s funding. In fact, the report was right on time1. The Commission’s vigilance in exercising its unique statutory power to re...

Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance
Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance 07 November 2012 joy Liddicoat

In edition 4 of the MIND magazine, which questions human rights in internet governance, Joy Liddicoat of the Association for Progressive Communications makes the point that freedom of expression only takes its full force for democratic change when we can exercise it together with all of our other rights and freedoms. She argues that human rights must be a main focus of all discussions at the IGF.

Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead
Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead 25 September 2012 Joy Liddicoat

Governments in the HRC have taken up internet issues much faster than anticipated and it is safe to predict that this will increase. But governments’ discussions about the internet and human rights must become more multi-stakeholder. Until this happens, civil society must continue to look for opportunities within the HRC to find strategic entry points for advocacy and support each other to d...

Connect Your Rights! New and upcoming challenges
Connect Your Rights! New and upcoming challenges 26 July 2012 Joy Liddicoat

2012 is barely halfway over but already it seems as if the number of internet rights violations have already surpassed those recorded in 2011. This post outlines some of the emerging trends some of our APC members and networks are seeing, how we make the connection between our online and offline freedoms and the strategies some are using to combat threats and take positive action. While many...

Access to the internet and human rights - thanks Vint!
Access to the internet and human rights - thanks Vint! 16 January 2012 Joy Liddicoat

13 January 2012 Dear Vint, Thanks for the best possible start to 2012 for internet rights advocates. Your New York Times article Internet Access is Not a Human Right sparked a lively debate about the internet, access and human rights. In 2012 we will need this debate more than ever before. While we will vigorously debate some of your points, your call to action for the technical community to ta...

New gTLD Applicant Support Programme does not go far enough
New gTLD Applicant Support Programme does not go far enough 12 January 2012 APC

The Association for Progressive Communication welcomes this opportunity to comment on the New gTLD Applicant Support Programme (ASP). APC is a member of the Non Commercial Users Constituency and the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group. In relation to the new gTLD process, APC was pleased to see the proposed fee reductions to $47,000 USD for some applicants. This is a positive step towards ensuring...

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