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  • Switzerland needs a wider DNSSEC Deployment!

    To navigate the Internet, users typically use domain names in their browser’s address bar. Domain names will be translated to machine-readable IP addresses by the Domain Name System (DNS) and those IP addresses are used to connect to the requested website. The process is similar to using a phone book to look up the telephone Read more…

  • Bad day for the open Internet in Switzerland.

    The Swiss National Council just approved network blocking. The National Council debated on 1 March 2017 the law on gambling (“Geldspielgesetz,” “LJAr,” “LGD”) within Switzerland. However, the debate was fundamentally about more than just gambling, it was about public access to websites of foreign online gambling sites (casinos, poker sites, etc.), since they will be Read more…

  • European Chapters Meeting Report

    Our Vice-Chairman external, Richard Hill, attended the 2017 European Chapters meeting, 22-23 February, 2017, in Amsterdam. Twenty-four chapters attended the meeting. The presentations, meeting notes, videos, and photos are posted here. Richard made the presentation regarding the ISOC Global Internet Report 2016: The Economics of Building Trust Online: Preventing Data Breaches The key points presented Read more…

  • Network blocking removed from draft law on gambling

    The new gambling law 15.069 was intensely discussed in the Parliament during the past months. Among the key concerns regarding the draft law was the provision on network blocking, which the Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (ISOC-CH) and partners from civil society such as Digitale Gesellschaft (DigiGes) are strongly opposed to. On 13 January, the Legal Read more…

  • The IGF is coming home

    After 10 years of meetings all over the world, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is coming home: in 2017 the annual meeting will take place in Geneva, the home of the IGF Secretariat. The announcement of Switzerland’s offer to host the 2017 meeting was made in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the closing session of the 11th Read more…

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  • Switzerland needs a wider DNSSEC Deployment!

    To navigate the Internet, users typically use domain names in their browser’s address bar. Domain names will be translated to machine-readable IP addresses by the Domain Name System (DNS) and those IP addresses are used to connect to the requested website. The process is similar to using a phone book to look up the telephone Read more…

  • Sample letters, French & German: on the Federal surveillance law (LRens/NDG)

    Swiss voters accepted, by a large majority, the new Federal surveillance law (LRens/NDG). ISOC-CH had supported the process of collecting signatures to hold a referendum and opposed the law, on the grounds that it could open the door to mass surveillance and have other undesirable side effects. During the campaign leading up to the vote, Read more…