privacy

Victory for freedom of expression in South Korea
Victory for freedom of expression in South Korea 07 September 2012 AL

On the 23rd of August 2012, South Korean digital rights organisation Jinbonet won a long struggle. For the last five years, the APC member group fought an internet real name system regulation, ruled unconstitutional by the country’s highest court.

Macedonians under high (cyber) surveillance
Macedonians under high (cyber) surveillance 15 August 2012 FD

Skopje is not exactly a landmark for free thinkers, social critics and other kinds of independent folks. However, that does not mean that discordant voices do not make themselves heard. A chronicle of media resistance in Macedonia.    

Getting ready for the internet's backstreets
Getting ready for the internet's backstreets 19 April 2012 FD

While the internet is a powerful campaigning space, it’s got its obscure backstreets too. What are the specific threats and concerns to women human rights defenders in that space? This 5-minute survey tries to get a feel of your digital security readiness with a tour of 17 questions. Take the tour and learn about your privacy options.

APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill
APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill 30 May 2011 APC

The proposed bill criminalises a number of online activities, granting Japanese authorities extremely broad powers to monitor and investigate their citizens. It also requires network providers to record and hold communications data on all users so it can be used by law enforcement agencies.

I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing 04 April 2011 GJ

The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to Twitter.

Irresponsible Pakistani media and authorities violates rape victim's privacy
Irresponsible Pakistani media and authorities violates rape victim's privacy 21 December 2010

One women was raped and another beaten in Pakistan. Both electronic media and law enforcing agencies, rather than respecting the survivors’ privacy, publicly identified them by their names and gave irrelevant information about them (that they were returning from a ‘dance party’ at 2:00 am), reinforcing the ‘she asked for it’ mindset. The rape survivor withdrew her case. Read the ...

Freedom Not Fear
Freedom Not Fear 10 October 2008 LC

On October 11 2008, internet privacy advocates will be meeting in over twenty of Europe’s major cities and capitals in the Americas to launch the Freedom Not Fear campaign, which protests mass-surveillance and mass data retention that many governments world-wide are undertaking. Together, they will promote democracy, free speech and human rights, and raise awareness on this issue through prot...

Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers
Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers 29 July 2008

A one-day conference for international experts, academics, activists, technology professionals (and possibly EU/EP representatives) to share knowledge on the current state and practices of data retention across Europe

Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives
Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives 23 June 2008

Emergent technologies and shifting legal frameworks are evolving both opportunities and threats for citizens and communities in a post-9/11 world. As policy frameworks in the Philippines and in Asia are being developed in the areas of data privacy, state access to personal information, cybercrime/cybersecurity, and freedom of information, this forum seeks to locate a public interest perspectiv...

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