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  • On 18 December 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 68/167 on the right to privacy in the digital age [1], sending a clear message to the international community that the right to privacy applies online as well as offline. Recently, the Third Committee adopted a second resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age [2] brought to the UN by Brazil and Germany and sponsored by the countries illustrated in the map. Map produced using http://www.amcharts.com The resolution emphasizes that unlawful or arbitrary surveillance or interception of communications violates the right...
    Date published 05 December 2014
  • It may have been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, but elsewhere things have been decidedly lively.   On Jan 17th, President Obama made his statement in response to his Advisory Board's review of NSA surveillance practices, and Internet Society (having already commented on the review) followed up with its observations on the President's statement. Meanwhile, in Northern France, the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC2014) got under way, with some 2,500 attendees gathering in Lille to hear, among others, the French Minister of the Interior outline his policies for countering the cyber...
    Date published 28 January 2014
  • While an individual’s privacy must, in appropriate circumstances, give way to matters of public interest such as safety, law enforcement and security, what recent events have shown us is that some governments have stretched the boundaries of “appropriate” so far that they have snapped. Legal concepts such as “necessary”, “proportionate” and “reasonable” have been effectively rendered meaningless by surveillance programs that: collect wholesale Internet user data (including metadata) without due regard to individuals’ rights and...
    Date published 23 December 2013
  • In recent weeks we have seen an emerging debate on government surveillance activities and their impact on users' fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of expression. Part of this global debate focused on principles and guidelines that should govern these activities. Whether new principles and guidelines emerge or whether existing ones are being seen with fresh eyes, we observe an increasing interest in exploring ways to provide additional safeguards when it comes to the surveillance of online activities.   Technology is often double-edged. On the one hand, innovations in...
    Date published 16 August 2013
  • The impact of the recently revealed US government data collection practices may go well beyond the privacy ramifications outlined in our statement: expect a chilling effect on global, resilient network architecture. As governments of other countries realize how much of their citizens' traffic flows through the US, whether or not it is destined for any user or service there, expect to see moves to curtail connections to and through the US. Let's consider how it happens. The reality is that it may be cheaper, easier, and faster to send a packet from Vancouver (Canada) to Toronto (Canada) via...
    Date published 17 June 2013
  • Introducción a la privacidad en Internet Informe de la Internet Society La privacidad ayuda a reforzar la confianza de los usuarios en los servicios en línea. Sin embargo, la privacidad en línea está constantemente bajo presión de ser quebrantada. Promover leyes de privacidad de datos que sean fuertes e independientes de la tecnología, principios de privacidad por diseño y principios éticos en la recolección y tratamiento de los datos es un enfoque clave para proteger y fomentar la privacidad en línea. Introducción La privacidad es un derecho importante [1] y un facilitador fundamental...
  • Click here to watch and listen to this tutorial in your browser This is part two of a three part tutorial on Managing your Identity. Follow the link to reach the landing page.   Click on the links to access parts one - Online Identity - An overview, and three - Protecting your Identity.
  • The briefing paper covers the key concerns related to online identity and privacy.
  • © Internet Society / iStockPhoto   世界面临的挑战正如定义世界的人和文化一样多种多样 随着互联网为满足数十亿计的用户而发展的同时,我们面临的技术、管理和政策挑战也同样如此。随着互联网的扩张,围绕其稳定性和建设性的演变能力的问题也在增加。 互联网协会关注与区域和全球性互联网相关的各种各样的问题。  最重要的一些问题: IPv6 开发、扩展、发展。 我们是否为未来的几十亿互联网用户准备好了足够的空间?  下一代互联网协议(IP)地址标准IPv6的实施,可以让互联网处于更好的发展位置。   网络中立 接入、选择、透明。   所有网站(以及视频文件和下载)应一视同仁  -- 这是网络中立的前提。对带宽的需求增长已成为关于互联网政策和监管讨论中的热点话题。   隐私 身份、数据管理、安全。 谁知道什么以及为什么 -- 更重要的是,他们是否有权利?我们的工作支持隐私标准(法律和技术层面)。这个标准是公开开发的、透明的、全球适用的,而且是以用户为中心的。 其它问题 访问 域名系统(DNS) 域名系统安全扩展 (DNSSEC) 创新 知识产权 互联网交换中心(IXP) 互联网管理 互联网协议...
  • Speech Given at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington D.C February 2012 This speech lays out pieces of the cybersecurity puzzle, and puts them in context of the Internet's fundamental principles.  We conclude by offering a framework for policymaking that we believe will be useful in preserving those principles.