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  • Human Rights and present / future ICT ‒ Why and how are they related?

    The third event in the Values of Internet Technologies (VIT) workshop series will be held in parallel in Zürich and Genève on September 11. Please register below for attendance. Date and time Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:30-16:00 Location This workshop runs in parallel with video conferencing in 2 locations in Genève and Zürich Genève La Read more…

  • ISOC-CH Statement on Ordinance of Gambling Law

    The Public Consultation on the Ordinance of the gambling law ended yesterday. ISOC-CH has submitted a statement expressing general concerns on network blocking and raised several issues with the ordinance in particular. Mainly, the Ordinance is too general allowing all blocking methods from DNS Blocking to Deep Packet inspection (incl. crack encryption) as applied e.g. Read more…

  • Gambling law undermines Internet-Security

    This article is only available in the follwoing languages: French (fr): https://www.isoc.ch/fr/archives/3305 German (de): https://www.isoc.ch/de/archives/3305

  • Recent revelations of exposure of users’ Facebook data

    The Swiss Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-CH) has taken good notice of the statement by the Internet Society regarding the recent revelations of exposure of users’ Facebook data, see: https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2018/sorry-just-isnt-enough-businesses-must-better-comes-peoples-data In addition ISOC-CH endorses the following statement by Privacy International: https://medium.com/@privacyint/move-swiftly-so-they-stop-breaking-things-474dce7f88cd

  • A Collaborative Effort for pretty Easy privacy (p≡p)

    Since the 2013 Snowden revelations of mass surveillance, the level of trust in Internet services has plunged. While discussions around privacy protection have advanced considerably, little progress has been achieved in designing operational tools that can be used on a daily basis by citizens around the world without a need to reconfigure their digital communications Read more…

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  • Values of Internet Technologies workshop series

    VIT ‒ Values of Internet Technologies A workshop series by ISOC-CH and p≡p foundation Digital technologies are neither neutral, nor impact-free in our society. This series of six workshops represents a platform for discussions and hands-on training to privacy, anonymity and security online. Concrete tech approaches will be presented and analyzed against bigger socio-political implications Read more…

  • Referendum against Network Blocking in Casino Act – help us fight for a free and open Internet

    The new Swiss Casino Act proposes to protect Swiss Casinos from foreign competition online using Network Blocking, i.e. means that are not only ineffective but also detrimental to the free and open Internet. We are participating in the campaign to raise awareness around the limitations this imposes on the Internet and the precedent it creates. Read more…

  • Joint Press Release: ISOC-CH and p≡p foundation engaged for pretty Easy privacy (p≡p)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geneva and Zurich, July 3rd, 2017 * * * * * Dear members of the press, The Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (ISOC-CH) and the Swiss p≡p foundation are happy to announce that they teamed up on documenting the pretty Easy privacy (p≡p) protocols, which can be used to create Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs), Read more…