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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 Networkblocking, News |

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


May 18th, 2018 by | Posted in DNSSEC, Networkblocking, News |

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


April 13th, 2018 by | Posted in News |

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…


March 20th, 2018 by | Posted in News |

50’000 signatures against network blocking in gambling law

Today 50’000 signatures for a public vote on the network blocking in the gambling law where handed over. Press release in German: Medienmitteilung: 50’000 Unterschriften gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz beisammen Referendum gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz Einreichung der Unterschriften heute Nachmittag in Bern 18. Januar 2018 Gleich drei Komitees haben Unterschriften gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz gesammelt. Read more…


January 18th, 2018 by | Posted in Networkblocking, News | Tags: |

ISOC-CH at the Internet Governance Forum

In December 2017, the Internet Society Switzerland Chapter took part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva. Roxana Radu, ISOC-CH Chair, was invited to speak about the Swiss Digital Strategy at the Open Forum entitled Digital Switzerland Strategy – Creating networked transformation processes through dialogue, held on 18 December (the GIP summary report is available here). Read more…


January 16th, 2018 by | Posted in News |

Mix & Match event on 12 Dec

The Chair and Vice-Chair External of ISOC-CH, together with ISOC staff, participated in a joint UN-City of Geneva event called Mix and Match in the evening on 12 December.  The purpose of the event was to encourage residents of Geneva to become more aware of the many international organizations that are based in Geneva. We Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Conference on The Legal Framework for Countering Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online

The Vice-Chair External participated in a conference at the University of Lausanne on The Legal Framework for Countering Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online, on 8 December. The speakers presented current legal developments in this area, which are mostly about new criminal provisions against terrorist acts and giving new powers to counter-espionage services to block Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Workshop on Next Generation Internet on 14 Nov

On 14 November, the Vice-Chair External participated in a Workshop on Next Generation Internet.  This was part of a European Union Research and Innovation project on that topic, for more information see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/ict-24-2018-2019.html The workshop in question was one of many which are being carried out around Europe as part of a bottom-up process to Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

In the media: Richard Hill interviewed by Le Temps

Richard Hill, our vice-Chair External, has been interviewed by Le Temps in connection with the Internet Governance Forum.  As Richard points out, the IGF is a space for discussion, but not decision-making.  One of the topics raised at this IGF was Microsoft’s proposal for a Digital Geneva Convention.  Richard points out that, while the idea Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |