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  • 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…

  • Statement on Internet blocking

    ISOC-CH wishes to express its concern at the recent increase in blocking of web sites, in particular to limit political free speech. This is a phenomenon that appears to be taking place around the world,  see this report and the related press release. A report from the Guardian illustrates different approaches in Web Censorship in many countries, 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…

  • Richard Hill re-elected to the Chapters Advisory Council

    Elections were held this month for the Steering Committee of the Chapters Advisory Council.  Richard Hill, our Vice-Chair External, was re-elected to this position for another year.  ISOC-CH congratulates Richard and thanks all chapters for their support.  

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  • 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…

  • IANA Transition Presentation Available

    Here is a link to the PDF of the engaging presentation by Vice-Chair, Markus Kummer: “The IANA transition — a watershed moment for the Internet.” The IANA transition marks the end of US oversight over the Internet. Some called it Independence Day for the Internet or for ICANN. Without any doubt it was a significant milestone Read more…