cybersecurity

The EU's plans for its digital future
The EU's plans for its digital future 03 March 2020 APCNews

The European Commission recently presented a set of strategies to shape the bloc’s digital transformation. This policy package offers a roadmap for the EU’s plans on developing a single market for digital services and regulating platforms, and explains how the EU is approaching data governance and its ideas regarding specific artificial intelligence regulation. Over the next five years, the Commission will focus on three key objectives: technology that works for people; a fair and competi...

APC statement at the UN Open-ended Working Group on International Cybersecurity
APC statement at the UN Open-ended Working Group on International Cybersecurity 13 February 2020 APC and others

Statement by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Second Substantive Session of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security New York, 12 February 2020 Delivered by Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)   Distinguished Chair, colleagues,  The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes this opportunity to address the United Nations Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) and to ...

Unpacking the GGE's framework on responsible state behaviour: Cyber norms
Unpacking the GGE's framework on responsible state behaviour: Cyber norms 20 December 2019 Anriette Esterhuysen, Deborah Brown and Sheetal Kumar

At the UN First Committee, two processes – the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) – are currently exploring the same question: responsible state behaviour in cyberspace. This term comes from a 2015 report by the previous GGE, which defines it according to a framework of four components: 1) norms, rules and principles; 2) confidence-building measur...

APC statement at the Intersessional Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs: Engaging all stakeholders to enhance capacity-building efforts
APC statement at the Intersessional Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs: Engaging all stakeholders to enhance capacity-building efforts 04 December 2019 APC

Statement by the Association for Progressive Communications at the Intersessional Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs Delivered by: Deborah Brown 4 December 2019 New York Session E) Confidence-building measures and capacity-building. Engaging all stakeholders to enhance capacity-building efforts Thank you, Chair. I’d like to build on the points from a few previous speakers concern...

APC statement at the Intersessional Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs: Creating a cyberspace based on rules, laws and norms
APC statement at the Intersessional Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs: Creating a cyberspace based on rules, laws and norms 02 December 2019 APC

Statement by the Association for Progressive Communications at the Intersessional Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs Delivered by: Deborah Brown 2 December 2019 New York Session B) Rules, laws and norms: Creating a cyberspace based on rules, laws and norms: How can stakeholders support governments? Thank you, Chair. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the ...

Why cybersecurity is a human rights issue, and it is time to start treating it like one
Why cybersecurity is a human rights issue, and it is time to start treating it like one 28 November 2019 Deborah Brown and Anriette Esterhuysen

In his first address at the high level opening of the UN General Assembly in 2017, Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted escalating cybersecurity threats as a leading threat to international security. In addition to the threat of cyberwar, cyberattacks have resulted in the closure of hospitals, have taken electrical grids offline, brought major cities to a standstill, and even affecte...

Open letter to UN General Assembly: Proposed international convention on cybercrime poses a threat to human rights online
Open letter to UN General Assembly: Proposed international convention on cybercrime poses a threat to human rights online 06 November 2019 Various

Excellencies, Countering cybercrime is a key challenge that requires international cooperation. However, the approach taken in the draft resolution “Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes” (A/C.3/74/L.11/Rev.1) at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Third Committee is fundamentally flawed and would restrict the use of the internet for human rights...

Civil society statement to the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security on cyber peace and human security
Civil society statement to the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security on cyber peace and human security 21 October 2019 Various

Much has happened in multilateral cybersecurity since the First Committee met one year ago. The work of two new UN General Assembly-mandated bodies is underway. The first session of the Open-ended working group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security took place in September, marked by a refreshingly positive atmosphere. ...

New global cybersecurity process begins: APC presents statement at UN Open Ended Working Group
New global cybersecurity process begins: APC presents statement at UN Open Ended Working Group 20 September 2019 APCNews

From 9 to 13 September 2019, the United Nations Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security held its first substantive session in New York. The OEWG has a broad mandate, covering existing and potential threats in cyberspace; the applicability of international law; rules, norms and principles for resp...

Internet governance in 2018: From regional forums and schools, to internet universality indicators and deep looks at the information society
Internet governance in 2018: From regional forums and schools, to internet universality indicators and deep looks at the information society 19 September 2019

Internet-related and ICT policy processes protect the publicness of the internet and are accessible, democratic, transparent, accountable and inclusive. This is a compendium of the highlights from APC's Annual Report for 2018. The 6th African School on Internet Governance built up participants’ negotiation skills The Sixth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) took place i...

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