VIT Labs: An urban laboratory for collective learning and outreach on Values of Internet Technologies

ISOC-CH is proud to announce a new project, VIT Labs: An urban laboratory for  collective learning and outreach on Values of Internet Technologies, supported by the ISOC’s Beyond the Net Grant, in strong collaboration with  pEp foundation, NetHood, CCC-CH, and the University of Zurich’s Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. The project will contribute to the Read more…

February 20th, 2020 by | Posted in News |

Internet Society Switzerland joins the concerned voices for the .ORG Sale

The Swiss Chapter of the Internet Society has taken good note of the extensive discussions engendered by the proposal to sell PIR/.ORG to a newly-created private equity firm. Having carefully weighed the arguments, in particular from ISOC management and the ISOC Board, and evaluated the limited facts made public, we associate with the statements made Read more…

February 14th, 2020 by | Posted in News |

Public Discussion: Leistungsschutzrecht der Verleger

Switzerland is currently revising its copyright law. The Internet Society Switzerland Chapter advocates a copyright law that keeps the Internet open for everyone. That is why we support the alliance for a fair copyright law in Switzerland. Andreas Von Gunten is representing the alliance at a public discussion, organized by the Euorpa Institut at the Read more…

May 12th, 2019 by | Posted in Copyright, News, Public Policy | Tags: , |

Values of Internet Technologies workshop series

VIT ‒ Values of Internet Technologies A workshop series by ISOC-CH and p≡p foundation Digital technologies are neither neutral, nor impact-free in our society. This series of six workshops represents a platform for discussions and hands-on training to privacy, anonymity and security online. Concrete tech approaches will be presented and analyzed against bigger socio-political implications Read more…

November 15th, 2018 by | Posted in News |

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 |

Human Rights and present / future ICT ‒ Why and how are they related?

Building on the first two events of the Values of Internet Technologies (VIT) series, this third workshop will explore Human Rights and how they relate to the digital sphere. We will delve into the impact of Internet protocol design on Human Rights and look at the protocols existing today. Finally we will discuss the potential of Read more…

August 10th, 2018 by | Posted in Human Rights, News |

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 |

Gambling law undermines Internet-Security

This article is only available in the follwoing languages: French (fr): German (de):

May 18th, 2018 by | Posted in DNSSEC, Network Blocking, 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: In addition ISOC-CH endorses the following statement by Privacy International:

April 13th, 2018 by | Posted in News |