InterCommunity 2015

InterCommunity 2015, Internet Society’s first virtual meeting of our entire community, is being designed to celebrate the Internet’s ability to rise beyond boundaries and bring people together.


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  • Submission: February-September 2016 Open Consultation of ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues

    ISOC-CH has made a submission to the February-September 2016 Open Consultation of the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet). ISOC also made a submission. The topic of this consultation was “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet”.  The following specific questions were addressed: What are the elements of Read more…

  • Invitation:

    From, we are happy to share the following event: The Bern Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness Messaging will address the development of cybersecurity awareness programs at the national and transnational levels. The two-day workshop will discuss the assets that are put into play to organize and deploy a national cybersecurity awareness campaign. The workshop Read more…

  • Update on Lawful Interception Act signature collection efforts

    Narrow miss of the signature collection effort and validation for the referendum concerning the new lawful intercept act. Despite intensive efforts, including strong support from individuals within ISOC-CH, the committee collecting signatures for the referendum against the LSCPT (lawful intercept act) narrowly missed collecting the requisite number of validated signatures. Over 50’000 signatures were collected, Read more…

  • From the 2016 European Chapters meeting, Madrid

    The Internet Society organized a meeting of the European Chapters in Madrid on 14 April 2016, and ISOC-CH participated in that meeting.  The meeting focused on discussions of encryption, content blocking and experiences of interacting with the government and/or regulators.  Many chapters are facing the same issues that we are facing in Switzerland: new laws Read more…

  • 19 May – Ransomware Information Day

    ISOC-CH is supporting the Internet Security Awareness Campaign and has endorsed the 19 May activities to raise awareness about the risk of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that can infect computers without the knowledge of the user and block/restrict access to files, making it conditional upon the payment of a ransom to malware Read more…


Issues Spotlight

  • ISOC-CH supports referendum on the new surveillance law (BÜPF/LSCPT)

    The BÜPF (Bundesgesetz betreffend die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs / Federal Act on the Surveillance of Post and Telecommunications) was adopted by the National Parliament last Friday. ISOC-CH  strongly supports the decision to pursue a referendum on this law and has joined the BÜPF referendum committee. The Referendum Committee is deeply concerned about the BÜPF Read more…