cybercrime

Does urban youth know what to do about cyberharassment?: Research in Bangladesh
Does urban youth know what to do about cyberharassment?: Research in Bangladesh 15 November 2018 Anushka Zafar for GenderIT.org

Growing up in Bangladesh, I experienced my first “wrong-number” phone call when I was 10 years old, during the time of landlines, before we had mobiles or smartphones. Wrong-number calls would usually be initiated by young men who would dial a random number until they heard a young woman answer. Then they would try to strike up a conversation by asking the recipient a barrage of questions about their name, age, location, family, marital status and even daily activities. Over the years I h...

Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan: Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power
Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan: Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power 07 November 2018 Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) has published multiple reports highlighting concerns with the  Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) and offered recommendations for improvement. In their first comprehensive review of PECA 2016, they took a look at the procedural issues that have defined the implementation of the law. This study presents a brief overview of the implementation of PECA. It is based on two case studies; first, an overview of procedural and other issues ...

7amleh, APC member in Palestine and Israel: The new Israeli Cyber Law paves the way for unlawful hacking and digital rights violations
7amleh, APC member in Palestine and Israel: The new Israeli Cyber Law paves the way for unlawful hacking and digital rights violations 12 July 2018 7amleh- Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

7amleh – The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement, APC's member in Palestine and Israel, warns of the risks and dangers that emanate from the newly proposed Cyber Security and National Cyber Directorate Bill in Israel. The bill, which was circulated to ministers in Netanyahu’s government last month, represents years of consultation about Israel’s approach to cybersecurity. In the law...

Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended?
Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended? 05 June 2018 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

In order to exert pressure on the Palestinian government, coalitions held meetings between civil society representatives and governmental bodies concerning amendment of the law in 2017. These ongoing discussions in addition to campaigns launched by activists, journalists and lawyers compelled the government to issue a new law no. 10 in 2018 regarding Cybercrime. About the law The Palestinian Au...

Nearly 100 public interest organisations urge Council of Europe to ensure high transparency standards for cybercrime negotiations
Nearly 100 public interest organisations urge Council of Europe to ensure high transparency standards for cybercrime negotiations 04 April 2018 Maryant Fernández Pérez

On 3 April 2018, the Association for Progressive Communications, along with 93 civil society organisations from across the globe, sent a letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland. The letter requests transparency and meaningful civil society participation in the Council of Europe’s negotiations of the draft Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cyb...

New anti-cybercrime legislation enacted in Syria
New anti-cybercrime legislation enacted in Syria 23 March 2018 Social Media Exchange

The Syrian Council of Ministers passed a new anti-cybercrime bill on 5 March, creating specialised courts of first instance for cybercrime-related cases, APC member Social Media Exchange (SMEX) shared on their website. Shortly after the bill’s enactment, the Syrian Ministry of Justice appointed 58 judges to handle these cases. Since 2015, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwai...

Joint statement to Brazilian congress: Drop dangerous cybercrime bills
Joint statement to Brazilian congress: Drop dangerous cybercrime bills 01 April 2016 Various

We, the undersigned gathered at RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016, would like to express our concern with the recent attempts by Brazilian legislators to undermine the rights guaranteed by the Marco Civil da Internet (Civil Rights Framework for the Internet) and our objection to the serious and unacceptable setbacks being proposed by the parliamentary Inquiry Commission on Cybercrimes. Besides affe...

South Africa Cybercrimes Bill will be impossible to implement without violating rights
South Africa Cybercrimes Bill will be impossible to implement without violating rights 02 December 2015 APC

Source: Tactical Tech on Flickr Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online. However, we suggest, along with many experts from different backgrounds, that the Bill be rejected in its cur...

Alex Comninos' Preliminary Comments on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill
Alex Comninos' Preliminary Comments on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill 02 December 2015 Alex Comminos

Preliminary Comments on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill (Draft for Public Comment) Submitted independently by Alex Comninos (MsocSci International Relations – University of Cape Town), Independent Researcher and Doctoral Candidate Justus Liebig University Giessen. I am a South African citizen and information and communication technologies researcher. I have published and s...

We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 30 November 2015

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan, which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country. This is why we have joined local organisations Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) and Media Matters for Democracy, both members of the APC network, along with Privacy International, Digital R...

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