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Important step for Network Neutrality in Switzerland

Good News from the Swiss Parliament! Today, the National Council (big chamber) has approved network neutrality provisions to be added to the Swiss Telecommunications Act (with 182:5 votes in favor)! ISOC Switzerland Chapter played an active role in the political process in a coalition with partner organizations. Given the Council of States (small chamber) also Read more…

September 28th, 2018 by | Posted in Net Neutrality, News, Public Policy |

National Council decides for efficient CSAM removal

Today, the National Council (big chamber of the Swiss Parliament) has approved unanimously a new article, that was drafted by the ISOC-CH Head of Public Policy, Bernie Höneisen, and revised by ISOC-CH member, Simon Schlauri, and aims to improve the situation with efficient removal of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). The following provision shall be Read more…

September 28th, 2018 by | Posted in Network Blocking, News, Public Policy |

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…

June 16th, 2018 by | Posted in Network Blocking, News |

ISOC-CH has submitted positions on two public consultations

ISOC-CH has just submitted its positions on two public consultations, i.e. the partial revision of the Swiss Telecommunications Act and the Revision of the Swiss Copyright Act. You can find our positions (in German) on: ISOC-CH Position on Partial Revision of the Swiss Telecommunications Act ISOC-CH Position on Revision of the Swiss Copyright Act Thanks Read more…

April 1st, 2016 by | Posted in News |

Net Neutrality: BAKOM/OFCOM Report Published

Network Neutrality

Biel/Bienne, 23.10.2014 – Developing the foundations for discussing net neutrality – this was the goal of a Federal Government working group. In the report, published on the website of the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), an overview of net neutrality issues was produced. Various stakeholders and experts contributed to the drafting of the report between Read more…

October 23rd, 2014 by | Posted in News |

ISOC-CH supports the STOP-BÜPF campaign

A coalition of political parties has decided to oppose the planned revision of the Swiss telecommunications surveillance law, known as the BÜPF. A demonstration against the revision is being organized in Bern on 31 May 2014. For information on this campaign, see ISOC-CH supports this campaign and the planned demonstration. In light of revelations Read more…

May 7th, 2014 by | Posted in News |

Internet Society’s President and Chief Executive Officer Lynn St. Amour to Step Down in February 2014

14 February 2013 [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland] – Internet Society President and Chief Executive Officer Lynn St. Amour today announced that she will leave the Internet Society in February 2014 at the conclusion of her contract. St. Amour joined the Internet Society in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa Read more…

February 14th, 2013 by | Posted in News |

Global Internet User Survey Published

The Global Internet User Survey recently published provides a summary of global responses to the 2012 Global Internet User Survey. Key themes and findings have been identified in areas such as Internet usage, the attitudes of users towards the Internet, users’ views of the Internet’s role in providing access to education and in supporting social action. The survey results also highlight the actions users take, or fail to take, in ensuring they understand the consequences of sharing personal data online and in protecting their
online identity. Further analysis — for example exploring differences in responses across regions or countries — will be explored in future reports.

January 27th, 2013 by | Posted in News |

ISOC-CH welcomes its 100th member

After only eight months in existence, the ISOC Switzerland Chapter welcomes already its 100th member. The lucky one to draw the number 100 is Andy Zbinden who works at Switch where he is responsible for Special Projects.

Since its foundation in April 2012, ISOC-CH has been blessed with a constant growth in its membership. Starting with 21 (founding) members on 22nd of April 2012, every month 10 new members have joined in average.

December 23rd, 2012 by | Posted in News |

Internet Society Disappointed over Fundamental Divides at World Conference on International Telecommunications

Statement from the Internet Society CEO and President, Lynn St. Amour: Dubai, 14.12.2012 – The Internet Society, like other participants at the World Conference on International Telecommunications, came to this conference looking for a successful outcome.  We were hopeful that it would result in a treaty that would enable growth, further innovation, and advance interoperability Read more…

December 14th, 2012 by | Posted in News |