Policy Documents

  • The importance of net neutrality for investment in infrastructure

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    Here is Access's report on the importance of (real) net neutrality for investment in high-speed broadband deployment in Europe.

  • Joint statement from online industry, consumer protection and civil society on net neutrality

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    The online communications industry, consumer protection and civil society sent a joint statement to the European Parliament of support for S&D, ALDE, Greens, GUE/NGL open internet amendments ahead of the vote on the Telecoms Single Market on April 3rd.

  • Joint NGO Letter on IANA Transition

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    Joint letter from Access, Center for Democracy & Technology, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, The Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation, and Public Knowledge to Congress expressing support for the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announcement of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community.

  • Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

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    Access along with Privacy International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Article 19, the Association for Progressive Communications, Human Rights Watch, and the World Wide Web Foundation submitted recommendations to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights ("OHCHR") that cover five main themes: the meaning of interferences with the right to privacy in the context of communications surveillance, the out-dated distinction between communications data and content, the conceptualisation of mass surveillance as inherently disproportionate, the extra-territorial application of the right to privacy, and the need for legal frameworks to provide protections for the right to privacy without discriminating on the basis of nationality.

  • Big data study

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    This comment is responding to the Obama administration's request for information on "big data." It outlines challenges of "big data," including de-anonymization and digital market manipulation. The growth in data collection combined with bad security practices have led to a surge in data breaches, putting users at risk and placing a burden on the US economy. In March, 2014, Access released the Data Security Action Plan with commonsense practices to mitigate the extreme risk posed by the increasing amounts of data stored online.

  • Shadow Report to Human Rights Committee on US Surveillance Policy

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    During the 110th session, the Human Rights Committee conducted its review of US human obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The shadow reported used the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance to address the US government's failures to protect the rights to privacy and expression. It also examined the US government's failure to comply with the Committee's interpretation of the extraterritorial application of the ICCPR.

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  • European Internet Governance and Beyond Conference - Raegan MacDonald’s Speaking Notes

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    On March 21, Raegan MacDonald, Access' European Policy Manager, spoke on the Civil Liberties Online panel at a conference entitled "European Internet Governance and Beyond". Find here her speaking notes.

  • 4 Criteria for Specialised Services’ Definition

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    In September 2013, the European Commission made a proposal for a Telecoms Single Market which includes a large range of areas such as roaming charges, spectrum and the open internet. Access, together with EDRi prepared an analysis of on one of the major points of discussion in the text: the so-called “specialised services”. This analysis lays out the 4 criteria this definition should include in order to avoid a broad interpretation that would lead to anti-competitive practices and undermine the ability to exercise free expression online.

  • Briefing note: Human Rights Council 25th session

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    The 25th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place in Geneva from March 3rd to 28th. This briefing note provides information on internet related human rights issues in the upcoming session of the HRC. Overall, we can see the continuing trend of the HRC addressing internet and human rights issues in increasingly diverse aspects of its work. This is the Council's 25th session and will see internet issues considered across a broad range of topics, including in the context of peaceful protest, good governance, freedom of region and belief, the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, human rights defenders, cultural rights, and the rights of persons with disabilities to education. The right to privacy in age of mass government surveillance is also increasingly on the Council’s agenda. This briefing note was prepared by Deborah Brown (Access), Joy Liddicoat and Shawna Finnegan (Association for Progressive Communications)

  • Q&A on Privacy Reform in Europe

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    What is the Data Protection Reform Package? Why is it so important? What is the current state of negotiations? Find out by reading our updated FAQ!

  • Who is protecting net neutrality in Europe?

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    On Monday 24, February, the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament will vote on the proposal for a Telecom Single Market. The Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in charge of the text being voted on, the conservative Pilar del Castillo Vera, put forward provisions that would undermine net neutrality and the future of the open internet. An alternative proposal to the text made by the socialist MEP Catherine Trautmann have already been supported by the Greens group. While this new text could still be improved, it does bring needed legal clarity and close the dangerous loopholes left in Ms Del Castillo’s proposal. Access, together with EDRi, provide an comparative analysis of these two proposals.

  • Data Protection Day Letter to the Council of the E.U.

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    On January 28, Access sent a letter to the Council of the European Union in recognition of International Data Privacy Day, signed by digital civil rights groups from around Europe. This letter urges representatives to protect the privacy of citizens through the swift adoption of updated and expanded data protection regulations.

  • Access Opinion on the European Commission’s Connected Continent Proposal

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    Last September 2013, the European Commission tabled a Regulation aimed at completing a European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent (also known as the Telecoms proposal), in which she proposed to include provisions on “network neutrality.” While we welcome any proposal that would enshrine the guiding principles of the open internet into European law, we regret that the proposed text contains several loopholes that, if not properly addressed, could constitute a serious threat to fundamental rights and innovation in Europe. The following analysis, divided by themes, will focus on the provisions contained in the proposed Regulation that relate to net neutrality (Articles 2, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26).

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  • Access’ Amendments to the Commission’s Connected Continent Proposal

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    Access broadly welcomes the Commission proposal for a Regulation on a single market for electronic communications achieving a Connected Continent (2013/0309), particularly the aspects which have the potential to enshrine the guiding principles of the internet – network neutrality -­‐-­‐ into law. However, we regret that the proposed text contains several loopholes that, if not properly addressed, could constitute a serious threat to fundamental rights and innovation in Europe. This document contains Access' proposed amendments to the Commission's text which aim to address these loopholes and to ensure that the internet remains an open and dynamic platform for innovation, competition and the flourishing of human rights in Europe.

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  • Initial Analysis of UN Draft Resolution A/C.2/68/L.40 on WSIS Review

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    UN draft resolution A/C.2/68/L.40 with modalities for the WSIS+10 review was released in the General Assembly's Second Committee on November 14, 2013. The draft resolution clearly calls for a WSIS Summit to be held in 2015, and for the preparatory process to be led by inter-governmental committee. Access worked with the Center for Technology & Democracy, Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade (CTS | FGV), and Global Partners Digital on initial analysis of the draft resolution.

  • Internet Governance Processes: Visualising the playing field

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    Already a pressing global issue, internet governance is growing in importance in international debates. With internet governance debates taking place across a range of forums, this visual timeline was developed in an effort to better focus civil society advocacy efforts by understanding where main discussions about global internet governance are taking place. This timeline aims to: 1) identify forums where internet governance is being discussed/decided over the next few years; and 2) identify avenues for participation for civil society to influence those processes.

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  • Net Neutrality - Ending Network Discrimination in Europe

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    The internet’s continuing success rests on its three foundational principles: 1) that all points in the network should be able to connect to all other points in the network (the end to end principle); 2) that all providers of the internet should make their best effort to deliver traffic from point to point as expeditiously as possible (the best effort principle); and 3) that everyone should be able to innovate without permission from anyone or any entity (the innovation without permission principle). Collectively, these principles are the foundation of the openness and neutrality of the internet.

  • Joint Statement on Surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th Session

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    Access, together with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council's 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance, and makes specific recommendations to the HRC.

  • Human Rights Council Briefing Note: 24th Session

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    Access and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) have prepared a short briefing on the internet related human rights items that will be addressed at Human Rights Council 24, as well as some background on the Council’s work on the internet and human rights.

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  • Access’ Response to the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation Questionnaire

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    Access' response to the questionnaire of the United Nations Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation

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  • One of These Things is Not Like the Other: A Report on Fake Domain Attacks

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    This report analyzes fake domains attacks that impersonate civil society and news organizations and provides recommendations towards mitigating such attacks.

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  • Submission to UN UPR of Viet Nam by Access, PEN International, English PEN, & ARTICLE 19

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    Joint submission from Access, PEN International, English PEN, and ARTICLE 19 to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review on Viet Nam's compliance with its international human rights obligations with respect to freedom of expression.

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  • Commonwealth of surveillance states: On the export and resale of Russian surveillance technology…

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    The four post-Soviet Central Asian republics discussed here—Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan— have problematic records with respect to electronic surveillance with little regard to international norms of due process, privacy, and transparency. While there have been some noteworthy victories with respect to regulating Western companies’ exports of surveillance technology to other difficult regions such as the Middle East, a different approach is needed in a region with a large Russian presence such as Central Asia.

  • СОДРУЖЕСТВО НАДЗИРАЮЩИХ ГОСУДАРСТВ: ОБ ЭКСПОРТЕ И ПЕР

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    Четыре обсуждаемые в данном документе постсоветские центрально-азиатские республики – Казахстан, Таджикистан, Туркменистан и Узбекистан – имеют запятнанную репутацию в отношении электронной слежки, если принимать во внимание международные нормы надлежащих правовых процедур, конфиденциальности и прозрачности. Можно отметить некоторые значимые победы в отношении регулирования экспорта технологий слежки западными компаниями в такие проблематичные регионы, как Средний Восток. В то же время для региона с сильным влиянием России, такого как Центральная Азия, нужен иной подход.

  • OpenPGP Mac OS guide

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    mac os guide for OpenPGP

  • Access, EU Parliament to hold event, “Guaranteeing Competition and the Open Internet in Europe”

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    Find here the programme for the event organised by Access and co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and Sabine Veheyen (EPP) on June 4, 2013, from 9:00 - 12:00 in the European Parliament (Room PHS P5B001, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels). Web streaming will be available for those who are not able to make it to Brussels.

  • Fight for the internet: Iran blocks VPNS

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    As Iran blocks VPNS, the fight for the internet runs deeper.

  • Carta de la Coalición Latino Americana de Derechos Digitales al Parlamento Europeo

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    Un grupo de organizaciones de derechos digitales y humanos en toda América Latina escriben para expresar su pleno apoyo a los esfuerzos para actualizar, armonizar y reforzar las leyes de protección de datos en la Unión Europea, a través de la propuesta de la Comisión Europea del Reglamento General de Protección de Datos (COM (2012) 11)

  • Latin American Digital Rights Coalition Letter to European Parliament (English)

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    A group of digital and civil rights organisations throughout Latin America writing to express full support for the efforts to update, harmonise and strengthen data protection laws in the European Union, through the European Commission’s proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation (COM(2012)11).

  • Forgotten Pillar: Telco Remedy Plan

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    Forgotten Pillar: The Telco Remedy Plan.

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  • Net Neutrality Q&A

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    A Q&A on European Net Neutrality..

  • Naked Citizens coalition press release

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  • How civil society can participate in the World Telecommunication Policy Forum

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    This document describes the ways that civil society may participate in the upcoming World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF), a high-level international meeting organized by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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  • White House CISPA Letter

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    Letter to the White House to oppose CISPA 2.0

  • Privacy Reform in Europe Q&A

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    What is the Data Protection Reform Package? Why is it so important? What can you do to protect your privacy rights? Find out by reading our FAQ!

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  • Access Post-WCIT Brief

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    This briefing document provides an analysis of the outcomes of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), an overview of its geopolitical context, and a preview of upcoming internet governance debates at the United Nations.

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  • A civil society statement on the new ITRs and the future of multi-stakeholder engagement

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    Shortly after the end of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) members of civil society issued a statement regarding the new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) and the future of multi-stakeholder engagement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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  • Access Position on the European Commission Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation

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  • Proposed Revisions to the ITRs Could Expand ITU Jurisdiction to the Internet, Violate FOEX

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    This brief examines threats to freedom of expression online posed by proposed revisions to the ITRs, which if adopted could be used to justify censorship and restrict the right to freedom of expression, in violation of international law.

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  • Civil Society Open Letter to ITU Secretary General and WCIT Chairman

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    Civil society at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) delivered a letter to ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Touré and the Conference's Chair Mohamed al-Ghanim calling for greater transparency and inclusivity.

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  • What to Watch at WCIT- Analysis of Key Issues and Positions

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    This document provides analysis of key issues that will be considered at WCIT, including the positions of governments as of the end of November. This is a living document and will be updated as appropriate.

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  • Analysis of African Telecommunication Union Submission to the ITU

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    The African Telecommunication Union has adopted a common position for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). Access has analyzed the ATU position by article number, and then further by provision, focusing on the modifications and additions that we consider to pose a threat to an open internet.

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  • Freedom of Expression Online and Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations

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    This brief outlines potential threats to freedom of expression on the internet posed by revisions to the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs)# by identifying proposed amendments to ITRs that are inconsistent with the 2011 Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and the Internet#, and thus pose a threat to rights protected under Article 19 of the ICCPR.

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  • Sample letter to request to join a national delegation to WCIT

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    This is a sample letter for civil society organizations who would like to join their national delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). Civil society is encouraged to use and adapt the language in this letter to write to their government and request to joint their delegation to WCIT.

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  • Теми за разговор за гражданско общество по време на WCIT

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  • Примерно писмо за националната делегация с молба за ко

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  • Punkty do dyskusji na temat WCIT (Polish)

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  • Przykładowy list do delegacji Polskiej nt WCIT

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  • Discussiepunten voor Burgers tijdens de WCIT(Dutch)

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    Er is echter nog tijd om met de regering in contact te komen en je stem te laten horen. Tijdens de WCIT heeft ieder land één stem, het is daarom essentieel voor nationale consultaties om plaats te vinden en te waarborgen dat regeringen stemmen voor een open en toegankelijk internet. Hieronder vind je een voorbeeldbrief om een consultatie aan te vragen.

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  • Voorbeeldbrief voor de nationale delegatie van het WCIT tot verzoek van een consultatie (Dutch)

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    Er is echter nog tijd om met de regering in contact te komen en je stem te laten horen. Tijdens de WCIT heeft ieder land één stem, het is daarom essentieel voor nationale consultaties om plaats te vinden en te waarborgen dat regeringen stemmen voor een open en toegankelijk internet. Hieronder vind je een voorbeeldbrief om een consultatie aan te vragen.

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  • Тезисы гражданского общества на Всемирной Конференци

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    Ещё есть время, чтобы ваш голос был услышан. В ВКМЭ, каждая страна имеет один голос, так что национальные консилиумы крайне важны, чтобы правительство проголосовало за открытый и доступный интернет. Ниже приведены некоторые тезисы, которые можно использовать на национальной консилиуме.

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  • Образец письма в национальную делегацию для запроса к

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    Ещё есть время, чтобы ваш голос был услышан. В ВКМЭ, каждая страна имеет один голос, так что национальные консилиумы крайне важны, чтобы правительство проголосовало за открытый и доступный интернет. Ниже приведен образец письма для запроса национального консилиума.

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  • Crypto Party Handbook

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    This 392 page, Creative Commons licensed handbook is designed to help those with no prior experience to protect their basic human right to Privacy in networked, digital domains. By covering a broad array of topics and use contexts it is written to help anyone wishing to understand and then quickly mitigate many kinds of vulnerability using free, open-source tools. Most importantly however this handbook is intended as a reference for use during Crypto Parties.

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  • Access Submission on EC consultation on self-regulation

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  • Puntos de conversación para la sociedad civil en la CMTI-2012 (Spanish)

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  • Carta de ejemplo a la delegación nacional para pedir una consulta a la CMTI-2012 (Spanish)

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  • Exemples de points à discuter pour la société civile lors de la CMTI-2012 (French)

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  • Exemple d’une demande de consultation lors du CMTI -2012 auprès de ta délégation nationale (Frenc

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  • Sample Talking Points for Civil Society on WCIT

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    Sample talking points for civil society organizations engaging in national consultations around the WCIT.

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  • Sample letter to request a national consultation on WCIT

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    Sample letter for civil society to request a national consultation on WCIT.

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  • Response to the Industry Dialogue’s Principles

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    Access responds to the Industry Dialogue's Draft Principles for telecommunications and freedom of expression.

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  • Iraq’s Information Technology Crimes Act of 2011: Vague, Overbroad, and Overly Harsh

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  • Telco Action Plan

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    Respecting Human Rights: Ten steps and implementation objectives for telecommunications companies

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  • Defending Against Denial of Service - Russian

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    Translation of Defending Against Denial of Service Guide into Russian

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  • Defending Against Denial of Service - Persian

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    Translation of Defending Against Denial of Service Guide into Persian.

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  • Defending Against Denial of Service - Arabic

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    Translation of Defending Against Denial of Service Guide into Arabic

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  • Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference Report

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  • المدني العالمي في خطر

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    An Arabic Translation of the Global Civil Society At Risk Brief, translated by the National Democratic Institute.

  • Defending Against Denial of Service

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  • Global Civil Society at Risk: An Overview of Some of the Major Cyber Threats Facing Civil Society

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  • The Weakest Link in the Chain

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    Vulnerabilities in the SSL Certificate Authority System and what should be done about them

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  • Letter from the international human rights community opposing the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

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    Open letter to the US House Judiciary Committee, penned by press freedom and human rights advocates from around the world, urging the rejection of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (as well as the PROTECT IP ACT (PIPA)).

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  • Silicon Valley Standard

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    One of the objectives of the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference is the creation of a Silicon Valley Standard (SVS). This is a principled statement incorporating the issues discussed at the 2011 Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference. The document includes 15 principles based on the 15 workshop topics covered at the conference. The document is designed to complement other existing frameworks and uses the international human rights framework as its foundation. These principles served as a useful basis for discussion during the panels and represent a standard, which we hope the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector will use after the conference.

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  • Denial of Service Insurance Scheme Concept Outline

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  • Access Tech 10-Minute Guide to Safer Travel

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  • GPG Guide for Secure Communications

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  • To Regulate or not to Regulate, is That the Question?: A Roadmap to Smart Regulation of the Internet

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  • Social Media in Times of Crisis

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  • Addendum to Access Security Alert: SSL Man-in-the Middle Attacks

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  • What Makes ACTA So Controversial (and why MEPs should care)

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    Access, in partnership with European Digital Rights and the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, have put together a short overview on the Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement (ACTA) – a controversial trade agreement negotiated by a handful of countries, which seeks to establish international standards for intellectual property enforcement.

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  • What Makes ACTA So Controversial (and why MEPs should care) - Polish

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  • What Makes ACTA So Controversial (and why MEPs should care) - Czech

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  • What Makes ACTA So Controversial (and why MEPs should care) - German

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  • What Makes ACTA So Controversial (and why MEPs should care) - French

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    Translation provided by The Net Users Rights Protection Association & Marie Humeau, EDRi.org

  • What Makes ACTA So Controversial (and why MEPs should care) - Slovak

    Type: PDF | Size: 598KB

    Translation provided by Adriana Homolová, the Society for Open Information Technologies

  • What Makes ACTA So Controversial (and why MEPs should care) - Hungarian

    Type: PDF | Size: 360KB

  • Towards a Rights-Respecting Copyright Enforcement Mechanism: An Alternative to Notice & Takedown

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  • The Importance of Net Neutrality in the Emerging and Developing World

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    As countries continue to debate whether to enshrine into law or revoke the principles of net neutrality, a report released by Access (http://www.AccessNow.org) argues that revoking the principles of net neutrality will have a negative economic impact on developing economies.

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  • The Importance of Net Neutrality in the Emerging and Developing World Summary

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    A brief summary of Access' most recent report "The Importance of Net Neutrality in the Emerging and Developing World."

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  • Open Letter to UK Home Secretary

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    Open letter to UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, ahead of a meeting with social networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc) and RIM. Signed by Access and 9 other human rights groups, such as Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, Article 19, and Index on Censorship.

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  • Access Security Alert #1: SSL MITM Attacks

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    There have been reports that the authorities have been compromising the Facebook accounts of citizens in closed and semi-closed societies by perpetrating clumsy Man-In-The-Middle attacks on the SSL encryption used when a user ‘securely’ accesses those social networking sites. This guide is designed to offer a brief explanation of how Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks are perpetrated by authorities on encrypted connections to websites and to help you take measures to protect yourself.

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  • Access Security Alert #1: SSL MITM Attacks Arabic

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  • Telecom Action Plan 2011—DRAFT

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    This is a draft of an action plan for the global telecom sector which describes 5 steps that every rights-respecting telco should take. This document was unveiled at Vodafone's Annual General Meeting on July 26, 2011. Access welcomes feedback and comments from all stakeholders on the action plan, which can be submitted by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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  • Telecom Investor Briefing

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    This briefing was prepared by Access and FairPensions for investors in the global telecom sector ahead of the Vodafone Annual General Meeting on July 26, 2011. Note: This document does NOT have a creative commons license. All rights are reserved to Access and FairPensions. For more information about our copyright policy, please see: https://www.accessnow.org/pages/copyright

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  • Response to Green Paper on on-line gambling in the Internal Market

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    Access's response to the Green Paper on online gambling in the Internal [European] Market. The response reiterates Access' position that that the use of Internet Protocol (IP) “blocking” and Domain Name System (DNS) “blocking” infringes human rights and raises very serious security and technical concerns for the open internet.

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  • Response to ALRC’s National Classification Scheme Review Issue Paper

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    Access's response to the Australian Law Review Commission's National Classification Scheme Review Issue Paper.

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  • To Regulate or Not to Regulate, Is That the Question?: A Roadmap to Smart Regulation of the Internet

    Type: PDF | Size: 401 KB

    This is a discussion paper for comment that was released by Access ahead of the OECD High-Level Meeting on the Internet Economy on June 28-29, 2011.

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  • Civil Society Statement to the eG8 & G8

    Type: PDF | Size: 111 KB

    Open letter from global civil society on the eG8 Forum, held directly ahead of the G8 in Deauville, France in 2011. The letter urges G8 Member States to use the e-G8 meeting as an opportunity to publicly commit to expanding internet access for all, combating digital censorship and surveillance, limiting online intermediary liability, and upholding principles of net neutrality.

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  • How to Organize on Facebook Securely

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    A great how to guide published by Movements.org.

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  • Navigating Troubled Online Waters After Egypt

    Type: PDF | Size: 229 KB

    A discussion paper on how States can respect, protect, and fulfill digital rights through domestic and foreign policy. Published March 2011.

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