privacy

What is encryption and why is it key to human rights?
What is encryption and why is it key to human rights? 18 October 2021 Verónica Ferrari

In the lead-up to the first ever annual Global Encryption Day this 21 October, APC's global policy advocacy coordinator, Verónica Ferrari, offers an overview of the different ways in which encryption plays a crucial role in ensuring the protection of a range of human rights.

Encrypting your hard disk: A guide
Encrypting your hard disk: A guide 15 October 2021 APC Tech team for Global Encryption Day 2021

As members of the Global Encryption Coalition, APC is joining the efforts around the first annual Global Encryption Day to take place on 21 October. This guide was developed by APC's Tech team as part of APC's engagement in the campaign.

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.

Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 2): Your right to privacy versus the right to complain
Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 2): Your right to privacy versus the right to complain 22 September 2021 Ratna Appnender for GenderIT.org

In the second and last part of this in-depth article, the author unpacks the persistence of rape myths in judicial reasoning, even veiled under the promises of neutrality and accuracy of digital evidence.

Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 1): Is electronic data determining whether a woman has been raped or not?
Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 1): Is electronic data determining whether a woman has been raped or not? 12 September 2021 Ratna Appnender for GenderIT.org

This insightful piece highlights how digital evidence is overwhelming the legal and judicial imagination by looking specifically at cases of rape trials in India.

Civil society calls on international actors in Afghanistan to secure digital identity and biometric data immediately
Civil society calls on international actors in Afghanistan to secure digital identity and biometric data immediately 09 September 2021 Various

Aid agencies, humanitarian organisations and other international actors operating within Afghanistan, as well as private sector vendors who supply and service digital identity, are urgently called to safeguard digital identity and biometric databases created in Afghanistan.

Seeding change: Jinbonet on South Korea’s epidemic prevention and ways to minimise privacy infringements
Seeding change: Jinbonet on South Korea’s epidemic prevention and ways to minimise privacy infringements 08 September 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? With South Korea actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jinbonet has worked on analysing the country’s epidemic prevention policies and systems, and their effects on human rights and privacy.

India: Spyware use violates Supreme Court privacy ruling
India: Spyware use violates Supreme Court privacy ruling 01 September 2021 Various

Eleven groups, including APC, call on Indian authorities to immediately, independently and credibly investigate the government’s alleged use of advanced spyware to target activists and apparent opponents.

Open letter to TECNO Mobile
Open letter to TECNO Mobile 19 August 2021 Various

APC and several APC member organisations in Africa form part of a coalition of 11 civil society organisations that have called on TECNO to make serious changes to its practices to protect users' privacy and security.

Mapping and Analysis of Privacy Laws and Policies in Africa: Summary Report
Mapping and Analysis of Privacy Laws and Policies in Africa: Summary Report 22 July 2021 Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

While privacy has become ever more crucial in a world where digital technologies are key to livelihoods and the promotion of other rights, there are insufficient protections for the right to privacy in many African countries, and some have steadily taken measures to undermine this right.

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