cybersecurity

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, civil society and academia, as well as the broader community, aimed at bringing a human rights frami...

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

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 current form.    

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

APC welcomes the invitation for public comment on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. APC believes that this Bill has great potential to ensure that the internet becomes a safe environment for citizens to explore and use in their everyday lives and work, particularly as it relates to the safety and privacy of personal data, and in ...

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.

Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition)
Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition) 31 July 2014 APC

This kit is a contribution from activists for activists to help us be more secure in our digital practices. It’s designed to help activists deal with the most common security issues that might jeopardise the integrity of our devices and communications. Any at-risk user who encounters security-related problems can use this kit to mitigate the immediate consequences and find guidance to address...

Security in a box: Africa survey
Security in a box: Africa survey 03 December 2013

Tactical Tech have begun a process of creating “context guides” which make the guide more accessible for certain communities at risk. The idea of this survey is to help create and improve a guide for LGBTI activists from Africa, which would help communities understand the need for healthy digital security practices by demonstrating the risks they face and presenting best practices. Fill it ...

"We have to gain more ground with human rights advocacy organisations": Interview with WGNRR
"We have to gain more ground with human rights advocacy organisations": Interview with WGNRR 03 December 2013 Florencia Flores

On 21 September 2013 the website of the Health Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women was attacked and taken down after the launch of a campaign to legalise abortion. Vanessa Coria Castilla, Director of Programs and Advocacy for the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), shared some thoughts on the persecution faced by women’s organisations globally and in La...

Activists share best practices in cybersecurity at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum
Activists share best practices in cybersecurity at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum 17 October 2013 Mallory Knodel

We see from the headlines that the security of digital networks and information is becoming increasingly important. To shed light on the practical steps that members of civil society can take to protect themselves and their activism, APC and Tactical Tech are hosting a peer-learning session called a “Disco-tech” on the night before the global IGF in Bali, 21 October 2013.    

APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society
APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society 16 May 2013 Shawna Finnegan

APC has released a new issue paper, “A cyber security agenda for civil society: what is at stake?” For the release of this issue paper, author Alex Comninos spoke with APC’s Shawna Finnegan about cybersecurity, ICTs for human security and conflict prevention, and the challenges faced by civil society.

Three views on the African web
Three views on the African web 25 October 2012 FD

Earlier in October, APCNews crossed paths with three participants at the Africa Internet Governance Forum. Grace Githaiga of Kenya, Towela Nyirenda Jere of South Africa and Lillian Nalwoga of Uganda kindly agreed to provide perspectives on internet governance in Africa.

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