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APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

By APC (July 2015, APC )

APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level.

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Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation

17 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC submits a statement to UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, that makes the case that whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation and enable them to report offences safely and freely.

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Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources

By APC (July 2015, APC )

The courageous actions of whistleblowers defend human rights, save lives and billions of dollars in public funds, and contribute to making governments more transparent and companies more accountable.

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ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities

10 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC’s research shows that the reality of online abuse should be a serious concern for all those working on internet governance, development and access. Initiatives like ICANN’s new Domain Registration proposal are steps in the opposite direction.

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Joint letter to ICANN: New proposal will endanger domain owners and impact marginalized communities

(July 2015, APC )

We are writing to you about the Initial Report on the Privacy & Proxy Services published on May 5th, which proposes requiring “commercial website” owners to display their address under their WHOIS data. We strongly recommend that the proposed policy not be adopted. We further recommend that ICANN revisit its own findings from 2013 and move toward making WHOIS privacy the default for everyone. We believe that ICANN should not be complicit in making doxing, stalking, and swatting any easier than they already are.

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WSIS+10: APC's statement on 'The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development'

NEW YORK 2 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

Much still needs to be done to realise the WSIS goal of a “people-centered, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”, where everyone can create, access, use and share information to fully promote sustainable development and improve their quality of life.

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HRC29: Encryption and anonymity are key for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

GENEVA 17 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications

(June 2015, APC )

At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Civil society tells the UN Human Rights Council: "Promote strong encryption and anonymity"

GENEVA 17 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council.

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