Security and privacy

Facebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable
Facebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable 13 October 2021 APC

Recent revelations by a Facebook whistleblower about its decision to prioritise profit over user safety and human rights confirm concerns that civil society organisations have observed and raised over the years regarding Facebook’s operations and implementation of their community standards.

Joint civil society statement on cyber peace and human security
Joint civil society statement on cyber peace and human security 13 October 2021 Various

Technology-facilitated violence must be understood in light of its impact on lives and livelihoods. Human security is at the heart of cyber security and therefore demands human-centric and rights-based approaches to establishing a peaceful ICT environment.

Learning digital security as a “non-techie”
Learning digital security as a “non-techie” 12 October 2021 Mythri Prabhakara for GenderIT.org

Mythri Prabhakara recounts her personal experience of navigating the digital space and learning about digital security in a world filled with neurotypical upper-caste people in authority.

Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders
Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders 12 October 2021 Various

The United Kingdom will present a cross-regional joint statement on reprisals at the 76th UN General Assembly. It affirms the commitment to ensuring that all civil society organisations and human rights defenders can engage with the UN without fear of intimidation and reprisal.

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.

Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48
Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48 12 October 2021 Various

Following the end of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, 13 NGOs have issued a joint statement welcoming and expressing concern over key resolutions.

Digital rights are women's rights!
Digital rights are women's rights! 05 October 2021 Pollicy

This resource guide was developed by APC member Pollicy as a means of supporting feminist and women's rights organisations to get involved in digital rights movements.

Urgent call to action: HRC 48 joint NGO letter on Pegasus
Urgent call to action: HRC 48 joint NGO letter on Pegasus 01 October 2021 Various

APC and other civil  society organisations call on UN Human Rights Council (HRC) member states to take urgent action at the ongoing 48th HRC session to denounce the unfolding and unprecedented scale of human rights violations by states facilitated by the use of the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.

Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report
Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report 22 September 2021 Shubha Kayastha and Mamata Pokharel

This report tracks recent trends in internet use in Nepal, incorporates findings from a survey administered to 196 individuals from the Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas, and recommends a way forward to build a more inclusive, tolerant and feminist internet.

Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet
Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet 14 September 2021 Various

Joint letter, signed by a coalition of civil society and industry stakeholders, raises concerns about the human rights risks of internet fragmentation and setting out principles for an open, interconnected and interoperable internet.

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