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ICOMM @ CERN 19 Sep

It is a great pleasure to announce that ISOC-CH is participating in the celebration of ISOC’s 25th anniversary and we are co-hosting a special half-day event at CERN Globe on 19 September. To mark the anniversary via the Intercommunity Forum (ICOMM), we teamed up with ISOC to organise a ‘celebration node’, which will include a Read more…


August 3rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

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…


July 3rd, 2017 by | Posted in News, Resources |

ISOC-CH awarded Beyond the Net grant to work on privacy

It is a great pleasure to announce that our project on privacy via mass encryption got selected for funding in the Beyond the Net programme of Internet Society. This two-year long project (June 2017-June 2019) will be undertaken together with the pEp Foundation in order to implement privacy by design. More specifically, the project aims Read more…


June 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

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: https://www.ietf.org/blog/2017/03/observations-on-the-cia-revelations/ 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 |

Switzerland needs a wider DNSSEC Deployment!

To navigate the Internet, users typically use domain names in their browser’s address bar. Domain names will be translated to machine-readable IP addresses by the Domain Name System (DNS) and those IP addresses are used to connect to the requested website. The process is similar to using a phone book to look up the telephone Read more…


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: |

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 |