Security & privacy
These practices persist in violation of the United States’ human rights treaty obligations, and action is needed to hold the US government accountable for the protection of human rights at US borders, which are not zones of exclusion or exception.
The ever-growing advancement of information technology is not without perils. Online privacy has been at stake for a while now and the protection of personal information is under attack. We no longer have control over our private data. It is now a commodity up for sale to the highest bidders.
I participated in the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in December 2016.
A new report from APC member organisation eQualit.ie reveals more than a hundred separate denial-of-service attacks against the official Black Lives Matter website in a seven-month period.
In the words of Snowden, spying on journalists in Quebec “is a radical attack on journalism of the free press”
It was revealed this week that at least seven journalists in Quebec, working for Radio-Canada, La Presse and La Journal de Montréal, have been spied on by the Montreal police (SPVM) and Quebec provincial police (SQ). Further revelations have shown journalists to have been under surveillance since 2008, some for as long as five years at a time.
APC welcomes UNGA resolution to protect right to privacy in the digital age in the face of challenges
APC welcomes the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age and expresses appreciation for the leadership by Brazil and Germany. This year’s resolution adds substantive language on the role of the private sector, which, as the resolution notes, poses a risk to the enjoyment of the right to privacy in the digital age because of its increasing capabilities to collect, process and use personal data.
APC welcomes UNGA resolution calling for effective measures to protect right to privacy in the digital age in the face of increasing challenges
At last week’s sixth annual Freedom Online Conference, the Freedom Online Coalition launched policy recommendations for human rights-based approaches to cybersecurity.