digital security

APC members in 2017: OWP builds online safety for safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina
APC members in 2017: OWP builds online safety for safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 September 2018 One World Platform (OWP)

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on a feminist internet. "Building Online Safety for Safe Houses" is a project implemented by One World Platform (OWP) from July to December 2017, with the financial support of an APC subgrant. Within the framework of the project, in October 2017, OWP began trainings that covered topics related to policies for the integrity and security of organisations and online violence against women and girls. On that occasio...

APC members in 2017: eQualit.ie at work on Deflect Labs: Online attack forensics for civil society empowerment
APC members in 2017: eQualit.ie at work on Deflect Labs: Online attack forensics for civil society empowerment 28 September 2018 eQualit.ie

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. eQualit.ie has had a busy year, with continuing development of Deflect, its flagship distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service, available free as always and now including multi-language localisation for greater global accessibility. Check out their new and improved website, which nicely simplifies the sign-up process. Building on this, eQualit.ie has been actively at work on...

APC members in 2017: Colnodo strengthens digital skills and security in Colombia
APC members in 2017: Colnodo strengthens digital skills and security in Colombia 25 September 2018 Colnodo

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. In 2017 Colnodo continued its efforts in building digital security skills through training aimed at journalists, activists, ICT centre facilitators and women. Hands-on workshops were organised and teaching materials were developed to promote safe online practices and raise awareness of the ...

Inside the Information Society: Does Europe’s GDPR change privacy and data protection?
Inside the Information Society: Does Europe’s GDPR change privacy and data protection? 18 June 2018 David Souter

In May, Internet users in Europe were flooded by emails from organisations telling them of changes in their data protection arrangements or asking them to renew consent to hold and use their data. Was this spam? No. It was the result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – new European Union (EU) rules to govern how governments, businesses, charities and others can use the data ind...

RightsCon 2018: Being in the right place at the right time
RightsCon 2018: Being in the right place at the right time 24 May 2018 Cecilia Mwende Maundu

If the internet was a country I can confidently say I would be the current sitting president. Sounds ambitious? I know, but that’s the truth. I would run for office and make sure I won in order to do everything to make the internet better. I heard about RightsCon while attending Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship, funded by Internews and Bread for the World. I w...

States must provide comprehensive protections for secure communications: Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council 37th session
States must provide comprehensive protections for secure communications: Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council 37th session 09 March 2018 APC, ARTICLE 19, IFEX and Privacy International

Oral statement delivered under Item 3: General Debate, UN Human Rights Council 37th Session, 9 March 2018 Delivered by Deborah Brown (APC) Thank you, Mr. President. This statement is on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), ARTICLE 19, IFEX and Privacy International. Our organisations are gravely concerned about the growing crackdown by states on secure digital communi...

Cyberwomen: A self-defense guide with gender perspective
Cyberwomen: A self-defense guide with gender perspective 19 December 2017 Alma Ugarte Pérez, Hedme Sierra Castro and Indira Cornelio Vidal

Cyberwomen is a self-defense guide with gender perspective aimed at offering learning experiences to women human right defenders that work in high-risk environments. The guide is made up of training modules and recommendations focused on specific contexts. The creation of Cyberwomen was a collaborative process between many devoted people and partner organizations. Cyberwomen includes interactiv...

APC members in 2016: Connected, empowered and secure
APC members in 2016: Connected, empowered and secure 24 October 2017 eQualit.ie

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. 2016 was a busy and productive year for eQualit.ie, with complex global political shifts, continuous assaults on critical internet infrastructure and software libraries that provide for network privacy, and a growing climate of online censorship spurring our drive on several impor...

Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously"
Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously" 05 October 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego

Mohammed Maskati at IGMENA, Tunis. 2 October 2016. Photo by Leila Nachawati Rego Mohammed al-Maskati is a renowned Bahraini human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights. He works as a digital security consultant for Front Line Defenders, a human rights organisation founded in 2001 to protect human rights defenders at risk. He has worked with a diversity of int...

Statement on the recent attacks on Black Lives Matter's website
Statement on the recent attacks on Black Lives Matter's website 12 July 2016 Black Lives Matter, eQualit.ie and May First/People Link, Design Action Collective

The official Black Lives Matter website – http://blacklivesmatter.com – has experienced a massive denial of service attack starting this past weekend and continuing at this time. The site remains functional due largely to the protections provided by Deflect, a program made available by eQualit.ie. Black Lives Matter, a May First/People Link member that is supported by the Design Action Coll...

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