Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

October 21 2009

La Coalizione Internazionale della Società Civile discuterà

degli Standard Globali della Privacy
Madrid, 3 novembre 2009
‘The Public Voice’, la più grande coalizione mondiale della società civile, organizzerà una conferenza a Madrid, Spagna, il 3 novembre 2009, per discutere degli ‘Standard Globali della Privacy in un Mondo Globale’. La conferenza si svolgerà in coordinazione con la 31ª Conferenza Internazionale Annuale dei Garanti della Privacy e della Protezione dei Dati. Interverranno alla conferenza sia alcuni fra i principali attivisti ed esperti della comunità accademica, della protezione dei consumatori e dei diritti digitali e del sindacato, sia funzionari pubblici e rappresentanti del settore privato. Insieme, discuteranno su come mantenere alto l’interesse della comunità globale riguardo ai temi della privacy, e su come promuovere la partecipazione della società civile nei processi decisionali che hanno come obiettivo l’adozione di migliori standard globali di protezione della privacy e dei dati personali. La conferenza inizierà con la rassegna sia dei più recenti sviluppi riguardo la privacy e la protezione dei dati, sia delle principali campagne di attivismo. Stavros Lambrinidis, Vice-Presidente del Parlamento Europeo, è stato inviato a commentare i principali sviluppi in questo campo. La conferenza tratterà anche delle sfide attualmente poste dalle nuove tecnologie e dal alcune pratiche economiche: rappresentanti della società civile e del settore privato discuteranno le implicazioni per la privacy di pratiche quali il ‘cloud computing’ e i motori di ricerca internet. Verranno inoltri discussi i flussi transnazionali di dati nel settore pubblico e privato, dai dati dei passeggeri aerei e le transazioni finanziarie, al sub-appalto di dati personali. Durante l’ultima sessione della conferenza sarà presentata la ‘Dichiarazione di Madrid della Società Civile sugli Standard Globali’. La dichiarazione sarà discussa da funzionari responsabili della protezione dei dati personali dell’OCSE, del Gruppo di Lavoro Articolo 29 dell’UE, degli Stati Uniti e del Canada. Peter Hustinx, Garante Europeo della Protezione dei Dati, chiuderà la conferenza presentando alcune osservazioni finali. La conferenza è patrocinata dall’Agenzia Spagnola di Protezione dei Dati Personali, ed è gratuita per tutti i partecipanti. Il programma, il modulo d’iscrizione e le informazioni pratiche sono disponibili al sito: http://thepublicvoice.org/events/madrid09/ Per informazioni: Katitza Rodriguez, The Public Voice Coordinator, katitza AT epic DOT org

October 10 2009

October 08 2009

International Civil Society Coalition To Discuss Global Privacy Standards

The Public Voice, an international civil society coalition, will discuss: Global Privacy Standards in a Global World; during its conference on November 3, 2009 in Madrid, Spain, to be held in conjunction with the 31st Annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Prominent advocates and experts from the academic, consumer, digital rights and labor communities will discuss with public officials and the business sector how to raise privacy awareness in the global community; and how to promote civil society participation in decision making processes towards the adoption of better privacy and data protection standards globally. The Conference will first review recent privacy and human rights developments and major privacy activism campaigns around the world. Stavros Lambrinidis, Vice-President of the European Parliament, is invited to comment on the most recent developments. The Conference will also address current challenges raised by emerging technologies and business practices: representatives from civil society and from the business sector will discuss privacy implications of issues such as cloud computing or Internet search. It will further address transborder data flows in the public and private sector, from passenger name records and financial transactions to the outsourcing of personal data. The final Conference panel will launch the Madrid Civil Society Declaration on Global Privacy Standards; that will be discussed by invited public data protection officials from OECD, the EU Article 29 Working Party, USA and Canada. Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor, will provide closing remarks. The Conference is sponsored by the Spanish Data Protection Agency and it is free to all participants. Registration is compulsory. Register NOW. Detailed program, registration and practical information at: http://thepublicvoice.org/events/madrid09/ Contact: Katitza Rodriguez, The Public Voice Coordinator, katitza AT epic DOT org

October 07 2009

European Commissioner Calls for Privacy Safeguards for Internet

Commissioner Viviane Reding, head of European policy for Information Society and Media, reaffirmed support for an open Internet and called for new initiatives for "the protection of privacy and personal data in the online environment." Reding cited three commercial developments that require close attention: social networking, behavioural advertising and RFID "smart chips." EPIC will be hosting an international conference on privacy protection in Madrid, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Data Protection Commissioners, that will explore these topics and other related issues.

October 06 2009

ICANN Issues Affirmation of Commitment, Seeks Comments on WHOIS

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the corporation that coordinates the assignment of domain names to Internet Protocol addresses, has signed an affirmation of commitment with the Department of Commerce. ICANN also commits to enforcing its existing WHOIS policy, subject to applicable laws. The WHOIS database, originally intended to allow network administrators to find and fix problems with minimal hassle to maintain the stability of the Internet, now exposes domain name registrants' personally identifiable information to spammers, stalkers, criminal investigators, and copyright enforcers. ICANN's preliminary report shows that about 15 to 25 percent of domain names have been registered in a manner that limits the amount of personal information available to the public through WHOIS queries. A call for public comments on WHOIS is open until November 6, 2009.

September 25 2009

A civil szervezetek nemzetközi szövetsége megvitatja a magánélet védelmének globális normáit

Madrid, 2009. november 3. A világ legszélesebb civil társadalmi szövetsége, a „Public Voice” 2009. november 3-án Madridban (Spanyolország) tartandó konferenciáján vitát rendez „A privacy globális normái a globális világban” címmel. A konferenciát az adatvédelmi biztosok 31. éves nemzetközi konferenciájához kapcsolódóan rendezik meg. Az egyetemi szféra, a fogyasztói és a digitális jogok, valamint a munka világa prominens képviselői és szakértői vitatják meg köztisztviselőkkel és az üzleti szektorral, hogy miként lehet növelni az adatvédelmi tudatosságot a globális közösségben, és hogyan lehet elősegíteni a civil társadalom részvételét azokban a döntéshozatali folyamatokban, amelyek jobb adatvédelmi és magánélet-védelmi normák globális elfogadásához vezetnek. A konferencián elsőként áttekintik a legfrissebb privacy- és emberi jogi fejleményeket, valamint a világszerte lezajlott nagyobb privacy-aktivista kampányokat. Stavros Lambrinidis, az Európai Parlament alelnöke is meghívást kapott a legfrissebb fejlemények észrevételezésére. A konferencia foglalkozik azokkal a jelenlegi kihívásokkal is, amelyeket a fejlődő technológia és az új üzleti gyakorlat idéztek elő: a civil társadalom és az üzleti szektor képviselői megvitatják az olyan magánéleti vonatkozású témákat, mint a „cloud computing” vagy az internetes keresés. Szóba kerül továbbá a határátlépő adatáramlás a magán- és a közszektorban, az utaslistáktól a pénzügyi tranzakciókon át a személyes adatok kezelésének kiszervezéséig. A konferencia záró fóruma nyilvánosságra hozza a civil társadalom Madridi Nyilatkozatát a magánélet védelmének globális normáiról, amelyet az OECD-ből, az EU 29-es munkacsoportjából, az Egyesült Államokból és Kanadából meghívott adatvédelmi szakemberek vitatnak meg. A zárszót Peter Hustinx, az európai adatvédelmi biztos tartja. A konferencia támogatója a spanyol adatvédelmi hatóság, a részvétel ingyenes valamennyi résztvevő számára. A regisztráció kötelező. Kérjük, regisztráljon a rsvp@datos-personales.org címen. Kérjük, hogy teljes nevét adja meg, azokét is, akik nevében regisztrál. A részletes program, a regisztráció és a gyakorlati tudnivalók megtalálhatók a http://thepublicvoice.org/events/madrid09/ címen. http://www.facebook.com/thepublicvoice http://community.thepublicvoice.org/ @thepublicvoice #globalprivacy Kapcsolattartó: Katitza Rodriguez, The Public Voice Coordinator, katitza AT epic DOT org

September 23 2009

Internet Governance Forum - United States

The first IGF-USA will take place on October 2, 2009 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The IGF-USA is a multistakeholder effort to raise awareness about Internet governance issues and to contribute to awareness about the Internet Governance Forum. IGF-USA is a one day forum to engage civil society, government, technologists/researchers, industry and academia in discussions about topics that are being deliberated at a global level regarding governance of the Internet, including management of critical Internet resources, privacy, cyber security, access, openness/freedom of expression, child online safety, capacity building and development. At the IGF-USA, like the IGF itself, all parties participate on an equal footing, and through identifying and discussing issues, participants help to broaden understanding and identify possible best practices that can inform global decisions that affect the Internet.
  • When?: Friday, October 2, 2009
  • Where?: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street, NW, Washington DC. The CSIS location is one block from the Farragut West station on the Orange and Blue lines. Take the 18th Street exit and walk north to the corner of 18th and K streets. CSIS is also just a few blocks away from the Farragut North station on the Red line.
Download the program here

September 22 2009

On One Web Day: International Civil Society Coalition reaffirmed its commitment to the Civil Society Seoul Declaration on the Future on Internet

Civil Society participants of The Public Voice coalition at the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future on the Internet affirmed "that the policy goals for the Future of the Internet should be considered within the broader framework of protection of human rights, the promotion of democratic institutions, and the provision of affordable and non-discriminatory access to advanced communication infrastructures and services. Economic growth should be for the many and not the few. The Internet should be available to all." The coalition called attention to government officials around the world on: Freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is being violated around the globe by state censorship and by more subtle measures such as content filtering, privatized censorship and restrictions on so-called harmful content. We urge governments to defend freedom of expression and to oppose mandated filtering, censorship of Internet content, and criminalization of content that is protected under international freedom of expression standards. Protection of Privacy and Transparency. We reaffirm our support for the OECD Privacy Guidelines as a fundamental policy instrument setting out minimal requirements for the transborder flow of personal data. We call on governments to adopt and enforce data protection laws covering all sectors, both online and offline, and to establish international data protection standards that are legally enforceable. We further urge member states to ensure fairness, transparency, and accountability for all data processing for border security, identification, and decision-making concerning individuals. Consumer Protection. Trust and confidence are critical to the success of the Internet economy. Governments should ensure that consumer protection laws are properly enforced and cover digital products to the same extent that other consumer goods and services are covered. Employment, Decent Work and Skills. We recommend governments promote learning and training opportunities for workers and address the technological and organizational change in the workplace. Promotion of Access to Knowledge. We support open access to government-funded scientific and scholarly works and endorse the OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data. Internet Governance. Internet governance structures should reflect democratic values and be transparent and publicly accountable to users. Global Internet policymaking should involve equal participation of all people, countries, and stakeholders. We call states to support the Internet Governance Forum and to promote the multi-stakeholder process of the World Summit on the Information Society. Promotion of Open Standards and Net Neutrality. Standards-making processes should be open and should encourage competition. This promotes innovation and development. We support the procurement policies that promote open standards, open data formats, and free and open software. We further recommend Countries to oppose discrimination by network providers against particular applications, devices, or content and preserve the Internet's role in fostering innovation, economic growth, and democratic communication. Balanced Intellectual Property Policies. We urge countries to maintain a balanced framework for intellectual property protection that is least intrusive to personal privacy, least restrictive for the development of new technologies, and that promotes creativity, innovation, and learning. Countries should oppose proposals that would deny individuals access to all Internet services and opportunities based on alleged copyright infringement. We are also concerned about the secrecy of the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" (ACTA) treaty process and the possibility of policies that may limit legitimate business activity, the participative web, and e-government service delivery. Support for Pluralistic Media. The Internet is a universal platform for innovation, growth, and the ability of people to express and share their views. New forms of media and new applications are emerging that challenge old paradigms and enable broader public participation. At the same time, dominant Internet firms are moving to consolidate their control over the Internet. Inclusive Digital Society. The Internet should be accessible to all. Governments should ensure that all residents have the means to access the Internet and should provide public Internet access, training and support. Particular attention should be paid to rural, remote and aboriginal populations, as well as the disability community. Cultural Diversity. Governments should promote access to the full range of the world's cultures and to ensure that the Internet economy reflects the true diversity of language, art, science, and literature in our world. The deployment of International Domain Names should be a priority. Background information: OneWebDay: Your Web. Your Day OneWebDay has attracted a global network of partner organizations and individual activists committed to broadening the public awareness of Internet and Web issues while deepening a culture of participation in building a Web that works for everyone. In 2008, OneWebDay organizers documented volunteer-driven events 34 different cities across the world. The Civil Society Seoul Declaration On June 16, 2008, more than 150 participants from 15 countries gathered in Seoul, South Korea, for the Civil Society - Labor Forum "Making the Future of the Internet Economy Work for Citizens, Consumers, and Workers. The event was organized by the Public Voice coalition, the Trade Union Advisory Committee, and the OECD Civil Society Reference group, which includes the Association for Progressive Communications, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public interest Clinic, Consumers Korea, the European Digital Rights Initiative, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Internet Governance Project, and the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue. The Civil Society Seoul Declaration was signed by 82 organizations and more than 100 individuals. # Spanish: Translation done by Renata Ávila, Creative Commons-Guatemala # Portuguese: Translation done by Marilia Maciel, DiploFoundation # Korean Translation done by Byoung-il Oh, Jinbonet # Hungarian- Translation done by Inforum

Weltweite Koalition der Zivilgesellschaft diskutiert globale Standards zum Schutz der Privatsphäre

‘Public Voice’, die größte weltweite Koalition der Zivilgesellschaft, wird “Globale Standards zum Schutz der Privatsphäre in einer globalen Welt” im Rahmen einer eigenen Konferenz am 3. November 2009 in Madrid, Spanien, diskutieren. Die Konferenz findet im zeitlichen Zusammenhang mit der 31. Internationalen Konferenz der Datenschutzbeauftragten statt. Prominente Experten und Vertreter von Hochschulen, Bürgerrechtsbewegungen, Verbraucherschutzorganisationen und Gewerkschaften diskutieren mit Entscheidungsträgern aus Politik und Wirtschaft, wie der Schutz der Privatsphäre in einer globalen Gemeinschaft unter angemessener Beteiligung der Zivilgesellschaft an den Entscheidungsprozessen verbessert werden kann. Die Konferenz wird aktuellen Entwicklungen im Recht auf Schutz der Privatsphäre und wichtigen Datenschutzkapagnen aus der ganzen Welt nachgehen. Stavros Lambrinidis, Vizepräsident des Europäischen Parlaments, ist eingeladen, diese aktuell wesentlichen Tendenzen zu kommentieren. Im Rahmen der Konferenz werden die gegenwärtigen Herausforderungen auf Grund neuer Technologien und Geschäftspraktiken adressiert: Vertreter der Zivilgesellschaft und der Wirtschaft werden die Auswirkungen von Internetsuchmaschinen und ‘Cloud Computing’ auf die Privatspähre diskutieren. Desweiteren werden grenzüberschreitenden Datenübertragungen im öffentlichen und privaten Sektor, von Passagier- und Finanzdaten bis hin zu ausgelagerten Personaldaten, behandelt. In der finalen Veranstaltung wird die Madrider Erklärung der Zivilgesellschaft für globale Standards zum Schutz der Privatsphäre; einem Kreis von geladenen Vertretern der OECD, der EU Artikel 29-Datenschutzgruppe, der USA und Kanada zur Diskussion gestellt. Peter Hustinx, der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte, wird die Abschlussrede halten. Die Konferenz wird von der Spanischen Datenschutzbehörde unterstützt und die Teilnahme ist frei. Die Anmeldung der Teilnahme ist notwendig. Bitte senden Sie Ihre Anmeldung an rsvp@datos-personales.org unter Nennung des vollständigen Namens der anzumeldenden Teilnehmer. Das Programm der Konferenz, die Anmeldung und praktische Informationen unter http://thepublicvoice.org/events/madrid09/ http://www.facebook.com/thepublicvoice @thepublicvoice #globalprivacy Kontakt: Katitza Rodriguez, The Public Voice Coordinator, katitza AT epic DOT org

Coalizão da sociedade civil internacional se reúne para discutir padrões globais de Privacidade

A Public Voice, maior coalizão de organizações da sociedade civil global, vai discutir o tema “Padrões globais de privacidade no mundo globalizado" em conferência a ser realizada no dia 3 de novembro de 2009 em Madri (Espanha). O evento acontecera junto com a 31a. Conferência Internacional Anual de Comissariados de Proteção de Dados e Privacidade. Ativistas e especialistas de destaque - provindos da academia, de associações de consumidores, de organizações e movimentos de direitos digitais e de associações de profissionais - discutirão com autoridades públicas e representantes do setor privado sobre como conscientizar a comunidade global a respeito do tema da privacidade e como promover maior participação da sociedade civil em processos decisórios que envolvam a adoção de melhores padrões de proteção a dados pessoais e à privacidade, em nível global. A Conferência fará um panorama dos desenvolvimentos mais recentes no campo do direito humano à privacidade e das principais campanhas de defesa da privacidade em diversos países do mundo. Stavros Lambrinidis, Vice-Presidente do Parlamento Europeu, é a pessoa convidada a fazer comentários sobre as iniciativas e progressos apresentados. A Conferência também vai abordar os desafios atuais apresentados pelas tecnologias emergentes e por práticas de mercado: representantes da sociedade civil e do setor privado discutirão as implicações de temas como cloud computing e sistemas de busca na Internet sobre a privacidade dos usuários. Além disso, serão tratadas questões como o fluxo de dados transfronteiriço nos setores público e privado - o que abrange desde registros de passageiros de companhias de transporte até transações financeiras e outsorcing de dados pessoais. No painel de encerramento da conferência será lançada a “Declaração da Sociedade Civil sobre Padrões Globais de Privacidade” que será discutida por representantes da OECD, do Article 29 Working Party das Nações Unidas, e dos governos dos Estados Unidos e do Canadá. Peter Hustinx, Supervisor Europeu de Proteção de Dados fará as considerações finais no encerramento. A Conferência tem o apoio da Agência Espanhola de Proteção de Dados e a participação é gratuita. Para fazer inscrições http://thepublicvoice.org/events/madrid09/register.php. A programação detalhada, área de registro e outras informações podem ser acessadas em: http://thepublicvoice.org/events/madrid09/ Contato: Katitza Rodriguez, coordenadora da The Public Voice - katitza AT epic DOT org
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl