HRC 34: "International borders are not zones of exclusion or exception for human rights obligations"
In the oral statement delivered by APC’s Deborah Brown as part of the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children at the Human Rights Council 34th Session, APC manifested its concerns over reports that the United States government is demanding visitors provide access to their electronic devices as well as passcodes to those devices and online accounts at points of entry.
HRC 34: Oral statement delivered by APC during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children
*_It’s almost a year now since I started writing “Inside the Information Society” as a weekly blog published on APC’s home page. Thirty-six posts to date, each of around a thousand words.
Between 6 and 10 March a large part of the APC community will be in Valencia, Spain for the Internet Freedom Festival, discussing internet rights with hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community. We think this is the perfect occasion to throw a welcome party for Chelsea Manning. Will you join us?
The Internet Freedom Festival, which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Check out this list of the events in which APC is involved and join us!
Are you part of a project, campaign or initiative that you would like to share with us, or do you want to network, look for allies and partners? Then the Global South Mixer Party organised by APC and Derechos Digitales at the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain is the perfect space to do so. If you are interested, read more!
This GenderIT.org edition examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, and how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race, ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe. As we further delve into looking at gendered labour, we realise it is not absence but invisibilising of labour, and even further that it is often extraction and exploitation.
*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.
The 34th session of the Human Rights Council will take place from 27 February to 24 March 2017 in Geneva. Internet rights remain at the forefront of the HRC agenda, with the Council scheduled to debate a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age.