communications surveillance

Israeli impact on Palestinian digital rights during the coronavirus pandemic
Israeli impact on Palestinian digital rights during the coronavirus pandemic 20 August 2020 Dr Nijmeh Ali

This position paper published by 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media details the increase in Israeli digital rights violations with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee
Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee 06 March 2016 Privacy International, Right2Know, and the Association for Progressive Communications

In this submission, APC, Privacy International and Right2Know provide the UN Human Rights Committee with additional, up-to-date information to that contained in the briefing submitted to the Committee in advance of the adoption of the list of issues in April 2015.  

Right to privacy
Right to privacy 26 November 2014

<p>Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/">Mike Mozart</a></p>

APC releases statement on UN's latest resolution on right to privacy
APC releases statement on UN's latest resolution on right to privacy 26 November 2014 Mallory Knodel

APC releases a statement that welcomes the recent resolution for building on efforts the UNGA began last year to effectively frame the challenges to the right to privacy in the digital age. It strongly supports the establishment of a new special rapporteur but condemns the softening of language due to pressure from Five Eyes countries.

APC statement on UNGA resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”
APC statement on UNGA resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age” 26 November 2014 APC

UPDATE: The new resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age” (A/RES/69/166) was adopted by the UN General Assembly plenary on 18 December, 2014.

Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age
Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age 18 September 2014 Various

This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of communications surveillance in 59 countries across the world – countries as diverse as Hungary, India, Argentina, The Gambia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each country report approaches the issue from a different perspective.    

Report on communications surveillance in the digital age to be launched in Turkey
Report on communications surveillance in the digital age to be launched in Turkey 29 August 2014

A ground breaking report on mass surveillance will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) reveals the complicity of both states and corporations in communications surveillance, with reviews on the state of surveillance in 57 countries and reports on key human rights, legal and te...

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