Author Archive for Roxana Radu

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 |

Public consultation for the Copyright Act revision

The revision of the Copyright Act is under public consultation until 31 March. ISOC-CH is preparing a submission highlighting the concerns with the proposed legislation. Please contact us if you intend to participate in drafting the answer to the consultation (Vernehmlassung) on the Copyright Act.

March 7th, 2016 by | Posted in News |

ISOC-CH welcomes its 200th member

We are delighted to welcome our 200th member, Ms. Jasmijn Remmers, student in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. ‘I have a strong interest in the challenges concerning the internet today, such as the balance between cybersecurity and privacy. My current research is focused on internet governance, Read more…

December 9th, 2015 by | Posted in News |

Richard Hill elected to Chapters Advisory Council Steering Committee

ISOC has created a new group called the Chapters Advisory Council (AC), whose purpose is  to channel and facilitate advice and recommendations to and from the President and Board of Trustees of the Internet Society in a bottom up manner, on any matters of concern or interest to the Chapters AC and ISOC Chapters.  Each Read more…

October 29th, 2015 by | Posted in News |

Referendum against LRens/NDG

The Swiss Parliament has recently passed a new law regarding the “information services”, meaning the espionage and counter-espionage services. This new law significantly extends the powers of those services and also enables them to carry out mass surveillance in certain situations. A broad coalition, including actors on the left and on the right of the Read more…

October 15th, 2015 by | Posted in News |

Consultation on the revision of Telecommunication Services Ordinance (TSO)

In the context of the procedure for awarding the next universal service licence, the Federal Office of Communications is putting out for consultation the draft revision of the TSO, the ordinance which defines the content of this universal service. The current licence, awarded to Swisscom, will expire at the end of 2017. The consultation opened Read more…

October 4th, 2015 by | Posted in News |

.swiss applications

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) launched the application process for .swiss Internet addresses on 7 September. The application takes place in several stages. By 1 October, more than 3,000 applications have been received. In a first stage, i.e. until 9 November 2015, applications to acquire a .swiss address can relate only to marks registered Read more…

October 4th, 2015 by | Posted in News |

New resource: GIP Digital Watch

GIP Digital Watch serves as a tool to provide a concise overview of all Internet governance and digital policy issues, actors and ongoing debates. It is a project of the Geneva Internet Platform in partnership with the Internet Society. The online observatory – launched on 28 Sep in Geneva and online – maintains a comprehensive Read more…

October 4th, 2015 by | Posted in News |