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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 |

Stellungnahme zu Geldspielverordnung

Die First zur Vernehmlassung zu den Verordnungen des Geldspielgesetzes ging gestern zu Ende. ISOC-CH hat eine Stellungnahme eingereicht, in der Bedenken zu den vorgesehenen Netzsperren und verschiedene Punkte in der entsprechenden Verordung zur Sprache gebracht werden. Im Bereich der Internetzensur wird mit dem Begriff «Stand der Technik» ein breites Spektrum an Möglichkeiten erlaubt. Diese reichen Read more…


June 16th, 2018 by | Posted in Network Blocking, News |

Geldspielgesetz spielt Betrügern in die Hände

Aus technischer Sicht haben wir zwei Hauptbedenken zu den Netzsperren: Wegen der zunehmenden Komplexität wirken sich Netzsperren auf völlig Unbeteiligte aus. Ausserdem untergraben Netzsperren Massnahmen zur verbesserten Sicherheit im Internet.


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: 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 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…


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