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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…


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 |

La loi sur les jeux d’argent fragilise internet

D’un point de vue technique, nous avons deux réserves principales quant au blocage d’internet. D’une part, la complexité croissante du réseau des réseau fait que les blocages affectent des utilisateurs non concernés ; d’autre part, ils sapent les efforts visant à accroître la sécurité d’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 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 Network Blocking, 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 |