Items tagged "Digital Rights"

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Public Knowledge Releases Paper Recommending Guiding Principles for Online Privacy Laws

December 8, 2017 Broadband Privacy , Digital Rights , Online Privacy , Whitepaper

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new white paper, “Principles for Privacy Legislation: Putting People Back in Control of Their Information,” by Senior Vice President Harold Feld. The paper recommends four guiding principles for Congress to consider before crafting any online privacy legislation in order to create the strongest protections for consumers.

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Gus Rossi Joins Public Knowledge to Bolster International Advocacy Efforts for Digital Rights

January 19, 2017 Digital Rights , International , Open Internet Course

Public Knowledge announces a new hire to grow our telecommunications, copyright and internet policy advocacy. Gus Rossi joins Public Knowledge as Director of Global Policy to spearhead the organization’s international advocacy efforts and Open Internet education for Latin America.

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Public Knowledge Launches Third Edition of Online Spanish Open Internet Course for Digital Rights

January 4, 2017 Digital Rights , International , Net Neutrality , Online Course

Today, Public Knowledge launches a call for applications for the 2017 class of the online Open Internet Course. The free Spanish-language course will train digital rights activists in Latin America to strategically advocate for Open Internet policies from a human rights perspective.

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Public Knowledge Joins Civil Society Groups to Defend Digital and Cultural Rights

April 7, 2016 Civil Society , Digital Rights , Human Rights , International

Today, Public Knowledge joins the Association for Progressive Communications and Article 19 in defending digital and cultural rights and the internet in the Americas at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights during public hearings.

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC for Launching NPRM to Protect Consumer Privacy Online

March 31, 2016 Broadband , Digital Rights , FCC , Privacy

Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to examine privacy rules governing the use of personal consumer data by broadband Internet access service providers. Public Knowledge applauds the FCC for taking this critical step forward to protecting consumer privacy online.

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Public Knowledge Joins Global Save the Link Campaign to Prevent Hyperlink Censorship

May 6, 2015 Digital Rights , International

Today, Public Knowledge joins more than 50 organizations in a Save the Link campaign to protect the public’s ability to link to content online. This global campaign aims to push back against efforts by powerful media conglomerates to censor links and stifle free expression on the Web. One proposal being advanced could make users liable for the content of websites they link to.

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All Eyes on the Future: Looking Beyond WSIS +10

June 2, 2015 Digital Rights , ICTs , International , Internet Governance , WSIS

In December 2015, the conclusion of the ten-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), otherwise known as the WSIS +10 review, will take place in New York at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The purpose of this two-day, intergovernmental meeting will be to conclude the assessment of the WSIS Action Lines implementation and set the course for WSIS goals post-2015. The preparatory discussions and final review will potentially have a significant impact on the way the Internet is governed, the protection of human rights online, and the future of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development (ICT4D).

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