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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…


March 6th, 2017 by | Posted in News | Tags: , , , , |

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…


March 2nd, 2017 by | Posted in News | Tags: |

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…


December 8th, 2016 by | Posted in News | Tags: , , , , |

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…


October 31st, 2016 by | Posted in News |

Submission: 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…


October 16th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

Invitation:

From APWG.eu, 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…


August 12th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

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…


July 29th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

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…


June 5th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

Welcome to 2014!

Dear ISOC-CH Members, and members of the Internet Society globally, The Board of ISOC-CH would like to wish you a warm welcome to 2014! We hope that you will continue to be engaged in supporting the work of the Internet Society, and would like to encourage you to mark in your calendars the date of Read more…


January 8th, 2014 by | Posted in News |

Important: ISOC-CH comments on AGUR12 Final Report


Please find the statement about the ISOC-CH position on, and an analysis of, the AGUR12 final report (AGUR12 is a working group studying possible changes to Swiss copyright law). The report was issued on 6 December 2013. Additionally, there are links to AGUR12 information, as well as further analysis for our readers after the paper. Read more…


January 8th, 2014 by | Posted in News |