Security and privacy

HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications
HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications 17 June 2015

At HRC29, on 17 June 2015. Photo by Shawna Finnegan. At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The internet is a critical space for users to explore identity and access information in relation ...

HRC29: Encryption and anonymity are key for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity
HRC29: Encryption and anonymity are key for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity 17 June 2015 APC

At HRC29, on 17 June 2015. Photo by Shawna Finnegan. Today at the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The internet is a critical space for users to explore identity and access information in rel...

Feminist practice of digital security in MENA
Feminist practice of digital security in MENA 03 June 2015 Mohammad Tarakiyee

A cornerstone of APC’s work is to enable communities and social movements to use ICTs to transform the world into a better place. Women’s movements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long recognised the power of ICTs as platforms for advocacy and organising – effectively shifting the power dynamics between information creators, owners and users. However, as ICTs and the inter...

Survey to assess privacy concerns across the globe
Survey to assess privacy concerns across the globe 21 May 2015 Mallory Knodel

Creative Commons: Michell ZappaTokyo-based APC member Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) has launched a global survey on personal data and surveillance. Survey responses may explain how and why awareness of privacy and surveillance vary across countries. Hamada Tadahisa, director of JCAFE and JCA-NET, says, “Privacy and surveillance mean different things in different contexts. We a...

New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy?
New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy? 11 May 2015 Stéphane Couture

Protest against Bill C-51 in Ottawa. (Source: OpenMedia)On 6 May 2015, the anti-terrorism Bill C-51 was passed by the Canadian Parliament. Launched after the attacks of October 2014 that cost the lives of four people (the attackers and two military personnel), the law grants additional powers to the Canadian spy agency, including conducting disruptive actions. It also criminalises the “encour...

The Privacy is in the Protocol: Why Civil Society Needs to Pay Attention to the IETF
The Privacy is in the Protocol: Why Civil Society Needs to Pay Attention to the IETF 27 April 2015 Mallory Knodel

In the fourth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, Mallory Knodel reflects on the link between cybersecurity and internet protocol engineering at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The FOC WG 1 blog series aims to explore in depth the existence, relevance, and status of various spaces where cyber security issues are being discussed and share this information with a...

South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015
South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015 24 April 2015

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A genuine success for the Digital Security Tent during the 2015 World Social Forum in Tunis
A genuine success for the Digital Security Tent during the 2015 World Social Forum in Tunis 13 April 2015 Isabelle L'Héritier

During the World Social Forum (WSF) which took place in Tunis on 24-28 March, Alternatives and DSS 216, in collaboration with APC, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Access Now and the alternative media outlet Nawaat, co-organised trainings and workshops on digital security in their Centre for Digital Security tent. Despite the rain, the initiative attracted the attention of several hundreds of a...

Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy 09 April 2015 APC

APC, together with Privacy International, Access, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the International Commission of Jurists, have developed a checklist with qualifications we believe that candidates for the new position of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy should possess.

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