Security and privacy

Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report 19 September 2013 Shawna Finnegan

Agenda Item 6:/Consideration of UPR reports/Canada Speaker: Shawna Finnegan Thank you Mr. President, The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes Canada’s acceptance of recommendations to expand measures to address violence against Indigenous women and girls, and ensure access to justice, improving the response of law enforcement and justice systems. [1] Despite systemic violence against Indigenous women in the country, individual cases are often given low priority by local ...

Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance 19 September 2013 APC

Civil Society Statement read by the Association for Progressive Communications to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance Agenda item 4:/General Debate/ Speaker: Shawna Finnegan Thank you Madame Vice President. I speak on behalf of several civil society organizations from around the world [1] to express grave concerns about new threats to democratic principles and the rule of law. The Council has agreed that “the same rights that people...

HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance
HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance 16 September 2013 APC

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.

APC at the 24th Human Rights Council
APC at the 24th Human Rights Council 13 September 2013

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.

Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance
Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance 12 September 2013

The event, co-organised by APC, will take place on Friday in Geneva. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, will provide some introductory remarks.

Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments
Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments 05 September 2013 Phil Mincher

Some email providers and other internet intermediaries have opted to shut down operations before “big brother’’ interferences gather more momentum.

Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session
Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session 04 September 2013

APC, together with Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International principles on the appl...

PRESS RELEASE: Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons
PRESS RELEASE: Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons 29 August 2013 AL

APC and other civil society organisations that are part of the Best Bits coalition have submitted a comment to the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, to denounce the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting.

Necessary and proportionate: Civil society agrees on principles on surveillance and human rights
Necessary and proportionate: Civil society agrees on principles on surveillance and human rights 31 July 2013 Shawna Finnegan

This week, in collaboration with more than 100 non-governmental and civil society groups from around the world, APC has signed on to support the launch of a set of international principles on communications surveillance and human rights.

Surveillance in the US: Stop discrimination against non-US persons
Surveillance in the US: Stop discrimination against non-US persons 31 July 2013

APC and other civil society organisations are concerned about the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting. Join them and sign the petition.

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