Author Archive for Roxana Radu

The Internet Society is 25

This year, the Internet Society celebrates its 25th year of advocacy for an open, trusted Internet available to everyone, everywhere. Today the challenges to the open Internet have never been greater – and thus  confronting those challenges requires our participation. During this anniversary year, the ISOC plans include: 25 Under 25 – A new program to shine Read more…

April 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

ISOC-CH statement on recent CIA revelations on surveillance and hacking

ISOC-CH endorses the statement of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which develops and publishes basic Internet standards, regarding the recent allegations of CIA use of hacking published at: and we invite the Internet Society and all its chapters to also endorse this statement. We concur that: Security is not a single feature but Read more…

March 30th, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Agenda General Assembly 2017

Date/Time: 29. March 2017 / 18:00 Place: University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, room 501 (Kuppelraum) Note: This page contains only the official part of the GA. Please visit the Annual General Assembly 2017 event page for more information on the framework program. Agenda1: Opening Election of two vote counters Agenda Bashing Presentation & acceptance (or Read more…

March 3rd, 2017 by | Posted in Uncategorized |

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…

January 29th, 2017 by | Posted in News |

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…

January 7th, 2017 by | Posted in News |

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…

December 14th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

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.  

November 23rd, 2016 by | Posted in News |

19 May – Ransomware Information Day

ISOC-CH is supporting the Internet Security Awareness Campaign and has endorsed the 19 May activities to raise awareness about the risk of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that can infect computers without the knowledge of the user and block/restrict access to files, making it conditional upon the payment of a ransom to malware Read more…

May 19th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

ISOC-CH supports referendum on the new surveillance law (BÜPF/LSCPT)

The BÜPF (Bundesgesetz betreffend die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs / Federal Act on the Surveillance of Post and Telecommunications) was adopted by the National Parliament last Friday. ISOC-CH  strongly supports the decision to pursue a referendum on this law and has joined the BÜPF referendum committee. The Referendum Committee is deeply concerned about the BÜPF Read more…

March 24th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

.swiss registrations – generalised opening

Starting on 11 January 2016, the .swiss internet domain is no longer restricted to company names and trademarks. The general registration has been opened for applications for names of products, slogans, geographical designations or made-up names, as well as for generic addresses which relate to a sector as a whole (e.g., The applicants Read more…

March 7th, 2016 by | Posted in News |