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  • 50’000 Unterschriften gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz beisammen

    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. Neben den Jungen Grünen und einem Komitee aus Jungfreisinnigen, Jungen Grünliberalen und Jungen SVP hat auch ein Bündnis aus netzpolitischen Organisationen Read more…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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  • 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…

  • Referendum against Network Blocking in Casino Act – help us fight for a free and open Internet

    The new Swiss Casino Act proposes to protect Swiss Casinos from foreign competition online using Network Blocking, i.e. means that are not only ineffective but also detrimental to the free and open Internet. We are participating in the campaign to raise awareness around the limitations this imposes on the Internet and the precedent it creates. Read more…

  • 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…