Security and privacy

CIPESA: Raising awareness on internet policy laws in Uganda
CIPESA: Raising awareness on internet policy laws in Uganda 18 August 2015 APC

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunisia. All LASIR partners are strong local organisations, with ongoing work on internet rights. They are developing, together with APC, integrated strategies of policy research, cont...

ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit 05 August 2015 Just Associates (JASS), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Women'sNet, with illustrations by Donovan Ward

We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe. Building feminist communication strategies using ICTs helps us achieve this. ICTs impact us all, so we need to understand them, influence how they are developed, empower ourselves to use them and harness them to make a difference. Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in regard to access, women’s voic...

APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 17 July 2015 APC

Professor Joseph A. Cannataci APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level. In a checklist APC developed with other civil society organisations in April, we emphasised qualities that th...

Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa
Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa 15 July 2015 APC

1. Introduction On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy (hereafter referred to as “the Policy) and opened it for public comment. The stated purposes of the Policy are to “bring about a comprehensive and fundamental transformation for online content regulation in the country”, “ensure that children are protected from exposure to d...

The Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa would allow classification of user-generated content
The Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa would allow classification of user-generated content 15 July 2015 APC

On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. The stated purposes of the Policy are to “bring about a comprehensive and fundamental transformation for online content regulation in the country”, “ensure that children are protected from exposure to disturbing and harmful content” and “ensure that class...

ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities
ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities 10 July 2015 APC

The privacy saga continues. Source: OpenSource.com APC’s research shows that the reality of online abuse should be a serious concern for all those working on internet governance, development and access. Initiatives like ICANN’s new Domain Registration proposal, which would require “commercial website” owners to display their address under their WHOIS data, are steps in the oppos...

Joint letter to ICANN: New proposal will endanger domain owners and impact marginalized communities
Joint letter to ICANN: New proposal will endanger domain owners and impact marginalized communities 09 July 2015

Letter to ICANN. July 2015 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300
 Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536

 To the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers:

 We are an alliance of digital rights groups, anti-harassment initiatives, media advocacy groups, women’s rights organizations, and private individuals.

 We are writing to yo...

The protection of sources and whistleblowers: APC submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression
The protection of sources and whistleblowers: APC submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression 29 June 2015 APC

APC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the protection of sources and whistleblowers for the October 2015 report of the Special Rapporteur on the Protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the UN General Assembly. Whistleblowers reveal misconduct at great personal and professional risk. They are routinely subject to harassment, job termination, arrest, and even physical ...

The Right to Privacy in Lebanon - Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 23rd Session
The Right to Privacy in Lebanon - Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 23rd Session 27 June 2015 Privacy International, Social Media Exchange and the Association for Progressive Communications

This stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International, Social Media Exchange and Association for Progressive Communications. Privacy International (PI) is an international human rights organisation that works to advance and promote the right to privacy around the world. The Social Media Exchange (SMEX)is a registered Lebanese nonprofit that conducts training, research, and advocac...

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