cybersecurity

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event
A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event 20 July 2018 Deborah Brown and Anriette Esterhuysen

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity has gained currency in recent years at multistakeholder processes like the UN Internet Governance Forum. Progress has been made at human rights-oriented forums like the Freedom Online Coalition, which has developed recommendations for a free and secure internet. Yet at the same time, threats to cybersecurity are on the rise, with significant human rights implications. Massive data breaches violate people’s right to privacy; malware attacks are t...

Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights
Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights 14 December 2017 Deborah Brown, Anriette Esterhuysen and Mallory Knodel

This briefing document aims to frame discussions at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017 Day 0 event “A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: A pipe dream or a critical means to a secure and stable internet?”. The goal of this event, and therefore this briefing document, is to deepen understanding of the human rights dimensions of cybersecurity policy in 2017. It touches on major developments in the field of cybersecurity that impact on human rights, and maps out key issues for furt...

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2017
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2017 12 December 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 to 21 December 2017. This page is your go-to resource, compiling: APC's priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum, Geneva, 2017 A schedule of events that APC is hosting and co-organising before and during the IGF A...

Cybersecurity: Should this even be a current issue for the average internet user in Africa?
Cybersecurity: Should this even be a current issue for the average internet user in Africa? 07 December 2017 Tawanda Maguze

My debut appearance at the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 was certainly an eye opener in respect of a lot of very important issues related to internet governance, without doubt one of best spaces to start engaging with internet governance issues on continental level. Distinctively, AfriSIG is a rich melting-pot of professional backgrounds, nationalities, ages, expertise an...

Registration open for IGF pre-event on cybersecurity and human rights
Registration open for IGF pre-event on cybersecurity and human rights 01 November 2017

What do we mean by a rights-based approach to cybersecurity? Is a rights-based approach to cybersecurity a pipe dream or a critical means to a secure and stable internet? On Sunday 17 December 2017 from 9:00 to 14:00, APC and partners will host a pre-event at the Internet Governance Forum. You can download APC's briefing document on cybersecurity and human rights. If you are inte...

Inside the Information Society: The future of cybersecurity
Inside the Information Society: The future of cybersecurity 18 September 2017 David Souter

Cybersecurity is increasingly central to discussions about the future of the Internet – and the future of everything that’s affected by the Internet. Last week I wrote about the need to shape our thinking on the Internet around its future rather than its past. This week I’m asking what that means for how we think about security. What’s the problem? Five starting points. First, we have a...

IGF 2016: A tale of victories – and new challenges
IGF 2016: A tale of victories – and new challenges 31 January 2017 Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project at Point of View

Thanks to travel support from APC’s Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I was able to attend the IGF and its related events from 4 to 9 December in Guadalajara, Mexico. Though I had worked closely with APC on numerous occasions in the past, this was the first time that I attended the IGF since Point of View had become an APC member. And as has been the case on numerous occasions since the...

Multistakeholder working group sets norms for cybersecurity policy that respects human rights
Multistakeholder working group sets norms for cybersecurity policy that respects human rights 25 October 2016 APC

At last week’s sixth annual Freedom Online Conference, the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) launched policy recommendations for human rights-based approaches to cybersecurity, a product of one of three FOC working groups. The launch of the recommendations represents a culmination of a two-year, multistakeholder dialogue among working group members who represent governments, the private sector, ...

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...

APC's Written Submission on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill
APC's Written Submission on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill 02 December 2015 APC

Written Submission by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. Draft for public comment 1. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), established in 1990, is an international network of civil society organisations dedicated to empowering and supporting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights, development and protec...

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