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Statement: ISOC Switzerland Chapter Concerned over Reports that EU Plans to Weaken Encryption

According to a blog post from the EFF, the European Union (EU) might be changing directions regarding encryption, perhaps influenced by the Five Eyes. This is not a new discussion and public safety is given as the reason to weaken encryption. However, any weakening of encryption will inevitably allow illegal activity, so the disadvantages outweigh Read more...

2020 European Chapters Workshop Recordings

Internet Society European Chapters Workshops are interactive, collaborative spaces for Chapter members with the aim to share knowledge and experience, and to strengthen the capacities necessary to support our mission and vision. Workshops are open to Chapter members who wish to learn and contribute to the development of their local Chapter. Past Chapter Workshops took Read more...

FDPIC considers CH-US Privacy Shield does not provide adequate level of data protection

Bern, 08.09.2020 – The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) has reassessed the data protection conformity of the Privacy Shield regime. The FDPIC concludes in his position paper of 8 September 2020 that it does not provide an adequate level of protection for data transfer from Switzerland to the US pursuant to the Federal Read more...

Swiss Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Internet: Sign Up Information

Get a ticket for the Swiss Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Internet organised by Internet Society Switzerland Chapter!

Internet Society Statement: Blocking TLS 1.3 in China Makes the Internet Less Secure

This statement was first published on 14 August 2020 on the ISOC website We are concerned about recent media reports that the government of China is blocking certain kinds of encrypted web connections. China appears to now block all web connections (HTTPS) that use a new open standard developed to make the Internet more secure. Technically speaking, this block affects Read more...

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