Security and privacy

Unwanted Witness: Demanding an inclusive internet legislative process that puts human rights at the centre
Unwanted Witness: Demanding an inclusive internet legislative process that puts human rights at the centre 05 June 2019 APCNews

APC talked to Dorothy Mukasa, executive director of APC's newest member organisation, Uganda-based Unwanted Witness, about challenging internet shutdowns and other violations of human rights online in a country with high levels of corruption, unemployment and poverty.

What lies behind the fears of digital identity? The experience of the Huduma number in Kenya
What lies behind the fears of digital identity? The experience of the Huduma number in Kenya 04 June 2019 Liz Orembo for GenderIT.org

The rollout of the Huduma number is taking place all over Kenya. This piece traces the experience of one young woman, Nyangi, as she tries to get a card, and more broadly the problems and hurdles posed by the system of digital identity.

UN First Committee Processes on Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace: An Explainer
UN First Committee Processes on Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace: An Explainer 04 June 2019 Deborah Brown (APC) and Sheetal Kumar (Global Partners Digital)

In 2018, the First Committee established two parallel processes to discuss responsible state behaviour in cyberspace: the UN Group of Governmental Experts and the Open Ended Working Group. This explainer offers human rights defenders the information they need to engage with these processes.

Bodies of Evidence: Big data, gender and sexuality
Bodies of Evidence: Big data, gender and sexuality 29 May 2019 APCNews

Point of View's award-winning digital imprint Deep Dives is back with a new season of essays. The recently launched new collection, called “Bodies of Evidence”, will feature writings that explore the intersection of big data, bodies, gender and sexuality.

The surveillance industry and human rights: Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
The surveillance industry and human rights: Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 18 May 2019 APC

This submission focuses on emblematic cases and uses of surveillance technologies against individuals or civil society organisations, and the gendered impact of the deployment of surveillance technologies.

Gender and privacy: Interview with Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy International
Gender and privacy: Interview with Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy International 10 April 2019 Bianca Baldo

Privacy allows women and members of marginalised communities to create safe spaces of expression and makes available tools that challenge norms that restrict equality, access and control. In this interview, Blum-Dumontet shares insights from a recent report on gender and privacy.

Consent to our data bodies: Lessons from feminist theories to enforce data protection
Consent to our data bodies: Lessons from feminist theories to enforce data protection 25 March 2019 Paz Peña and Joana Varon

This research departs from the premise that we can learn from feminist theories and struggles to interpret consent towards building a more meaningful and collective approach to consent when we think about data protection.

Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies
Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies 01 March 2019 Upasana Bhattacharjee

The increasing use of the internet, social media, surveillance and algorithmic processing has shifted the meanings of privacy. Here we explore the conceptual understandings of privacy and its links to autonomy, human dignity and self-determination.

HRC40: Joint oral statement on the gendered dimensions of privacy
HRC40: Joint oral statement on the gendered dimensions of privacy 01 March 2019 Association for Progressive Communications and Association for Women's Rights in Development

The Association for Progressive Communications and the Association for Women in Development commend the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy for taking on the critical issue of the gendered dimensions of privacy, the first results of which are contained in the mandate’s current report.

KICTANet: Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa?
KICTANet: Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa? 19 February 2019 KICTANet

Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa? How important is it to raise awareness about this issue? APC member KICTANet explores these questions in a series of interviews gathered in this video.

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