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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

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...

{:en}50'000 signatures against network blocking in gambling law{:}{:de}50'000 Unterschriften gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz beisammen{:}

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...

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...

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