Security and privacy

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event
A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event 20 July 2018 Deborah Brown and Anriette Esterhuysen

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity has gained currency in recent years at multistakeholder processes like the UN Internet Governance Forum. Progress has been made at human rights-oriented forums like the Freedom Online Coalition, which has developed recommendations for a free and secure internet. Yet at the same time, threats to cybersecurity are on the rise, with significant human rights implications. Massive data breaches violate people’s right to privacy; malware attacks are t...

Human Rights Council 38th session: Joint end of session statement
Human Rights Council 38th session: Joint end of session statement 06 July 2018 Various

Joint Statement by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), and International Service for Human Rights (...

Inside the Information Society: Does Europe’s GDPR change privacy and data protection?
Inside the Information Society: Does Europe’s GDPR change privacy and data protection? 18 June 2018 David Souter

In May, Internet users in Europe were flooded by emails from organisations telling them of changes in their data protection arrangements or asking them to renew consent to hold and use their data. Was this spam? No. It was the result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – new European Union (EU) rules to govern how governments, businesses, charities and others can use the data ind...

APC welcomes the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, calls for stronger privacy protections globally
APC welcomes the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, calls for stronger privacy protections globally 28 May 2018 APC

APC welcomes the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became enforceable on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is the most significant step in recent history towards enhancing people's privacy and giving them greater control over their personal information. The regulation strengthens the rights of individuals with respect to their data (information about it, access to it, abilit...

The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication
The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication 02 May 2018

This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues and forums for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence, abuse and harassment that we face onground/offline? And is this even a question to ask, since it is now inevitable that we are a...

Need to Know: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and privacy concerns
Need to Know: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and privacy concerns 02 May 2018 May First/People Link

"Facebook: a threat and an opportunity" is the name of the latest instalment of May First/People Link's audio interviews and discussions, as part of the Need to Know project. In this audio, Sainaba Ali and Praveen Sinha from Equality Labs, Nathan "nash" Sheard from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Jamie McClelland from May First/People Link and the&...

#Palestine 2017 Report: Palestinian online content targeted through mass surveillance, digital occupation and biased content moderation
#Palestine 2017 Report: Palestinian online content targeted through mass surveillance, digital occupation and biased content moderation 07 April 2018

7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media published its annual report on Palestinian digital activism under the title #Palestine 2017. This annual report is being published for the third consecutive year and monitors social media activities of all Palestinians throughout 2017. The research provides statistics and information about Palestinians' internet access and usage, ex...

El programa de subsidios de APC favorece a 16 miembros en 2018
El programa de subsidios de APC favorece a 16 miembros en 2018 04 April 2018

El programa de subsidios de APC, en su tercer año de existencia, lleva otorgados 291.534 U$S a los miembros de la organización con el objetivo de hacer realidad la visión de APC. Diecisiete organizaciones recibieron 17 subsidios, 14 de los cuales son de 20 mil dólares estadounidenses y están destinados a apoyar proyectos, mientras los tres restantes son fondos destinados a investigación y...

Près de 100 organisations d'intérêt public exhortent le Conseil de l'Europe à garantir des normes de transparence élevées pour les négociations sur la cybercriminalité
Près de 100 organisations d'intérêt public exhortent le Conseil de l'Europe à garantir des normes de transparence élevées pour les négociations sur la cybercriminalité 04 April 2018 Maryant Fernández Pérez

Aujourd'hui, le 3 avril 2018, [nom de votre organisation], avec 93 organisations de la société civile du monde entier, a envoyé une lettre au Secrétaire Général du Conseil de l'Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland. La lettre demande la participation transparente et significative de la société civile aux négociations du Conseil de l'Europe sur le projet de Deuxième Protocole Additionnel à la Co...

Cerca de 100 organizaciones de defensa del interés público piden al Consejo de Europa que garantice un nivel elevado de transparencia en las negociaciones sobre cibercrimen
Cerca de 100 organizaciones de defensa del interés público piden al Consejo de Europa que garantice un nivel elevado de transparencia en las negociaciones sobre cibercrimen 04 April 2018

Hoy, 3 de abril del 2018, la Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones, junto con 93 organizaciones de la sociedad civil de todo el mundo, envió una carta al Secretario General del Consejo de Europa, Thorbjørn Jagland. La carta aboga por transparencia y participación significativa de la sociedad civil en las negociaciones de un Segundo "Protocolo Adicional" al Convenio sobre Ciberde...

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