digital rights

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean is born
The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean is born 14 October 2021 The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean (AC-LAC) has been established as a platform for collective capacity and knowledge building, with cryptography as an essential tool for promoting and protecting security and respect for fundamental human rights in the region, such as freedom of expression and privacy.

Facebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable
Facebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable 13 October 2021 APC

Recent revelations by a Facebook whistleblower about its decision to prioritise profit over user safety and human rights confirm concerns that civil society organisations have observed and raised over the years regarding Facebook’s operations and implementation of their community standards.

Notes on the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council
Notes on the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council 12 October 2021 Paula Martins and Verónica Ferrari

The 48th Session of the Human Rights Council was held from 13 September to 8 October 2021. The HRC remains a key space for APC to raise concerns about threats and challenges to human rights online.

Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48
Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48 12 October 2021 Various

Following the end of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, 13 NGOs have issued a joint statement welcoming and expressing concern over key resolutions.

Hateful Network: Hate speech on social media platforms among Palestinians and its impact on their digital rights
Hateful Network: Hate speech on social media platforms among Palestinians and its impact on their digital rights 01 October 2021

This newly released study by 7amleh –The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement sheds light on the spread of hate speech among Palestinians in the digital space and its repercussions on their digital rights.

Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet
Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet 14 September 2021 Various

Joint letter, signed by a coalition of civil society and industry stakeholders, raises concerns about the human rights risks of internet fragmentation and setting out principles for an open, interconnected and interoperable internet.

Open letter calling on Apple to abandon its plans to build surveillance capabilities into its products
Open letter calling on Apple to abandon its plans to build surveillance capabilities into its products 19 August 2021 Various

APC joined with an international coalition of over 90 civil society organisations in an open letter to Apple, calling on the company to abandon its recently announced plans to build surveillance capabilities into iPhones, iPads and other Apple products. 

Digital Empowerment Foundation's TypeRight: Reflecting on the advancements at the intersection of society and technology
Digital Empowerment Foundation's TypeRight: Reflecting on the advancements at the intersection of society and technology 08 July 2021 APCNews

TypeRight is a research-based weekly newsletter published by APC member in India, the Digital Empowerment Foundation. It is a reflection of the advancements at the intersection of society and technology and an analysis of its impacts on people’s lives.

Day 4 of Advocacy International: Championing gender and other strategies for effective engagement
Day 4 of Advocacy International: Championing gender and other strategies for effective engagement 06 July 2021 APCNews

On the last day of the “Advocacy international: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia” workshop, participants explored ways to integrate gender into international advocacy and identified strategies for effective engagement in advocacy spaces.

Day 3 of Advocacy International: Getting comfortable with protocols
Day 3 of Advocacy International: Getting comfortable with protocols 01 July 2021 APCNews

Day 3 of the "Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia" workshop was one of contrasts, with the first two sessions covering advocacy and technical spaces in terms of how they function, and the last speaking to the experience of civil society as they engage in them.

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