Promote Strong Encryption and Anonimity in the Digital Age

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June 17, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

Promote Strong Encryption and Anonimity in the Digital Age – Joint Civil Society Statement Submitted to the 29th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The undersigned civil society organizations and independent experts work to promote human rights and press

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A political shift happening in Iceland?

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May 1, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

The Icelandic Pirate Party has steadily grown in recent polls, polling in March as the biggest political party, and in early April as the second biggest party. The Pirate Party barely managed to squeeze into Alþingi (Icelandic Parliament) in the

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Privacy – A brief recap

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April 22, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

On March 26th the UN Human Rights Council unanimously agreed to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. Over 90 NGOs and civil society organizations successfully petitioned the UN to establish such a mandate. This news represent

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A bill on Whistleblowers, removal of Data Retention and more

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March 25, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

This week has seen parliamentary bills and a resolution, of relevance to IMMI and the safe haven objective, submitted to Alþingi (Icelandic Parliament). Links are in Icelandic: Bill on Whistleblower Protection (to be translated) Bill removing a clause in Icelandic

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Council of Europe: Surveillance, Privacy and Data Protection

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January 28, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

On Monday the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights published a report on surveillance following worldwide debate on privacy and data protection initiated by the Snowden disclosures. The proposals for legislative reform and human rights protections,

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War on Civil Liberties 2.0

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January 19, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

In an interview with Glen Greenwald, journalist and author James Risen spoke of how president Obama has normalised Bush’s war on terror. No reform has taken place, no serious reflection, no other ideas on how to proceed have been seriously

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Russian translation of Birgitta’s keynote in the New Internationalist

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January 19, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

ДЕМОКРАТИЯ ЦИФРОВОЙ ЭПОХИ Наши нынешние демократические модели разваливаются и устаревают. Нам нужно создать нечто другое, более реальное и значительное. Активист и политик Биргитта Йонсдоттир показывает, как это можно сделать. Мы живем в интереснейшие, преображающие весь мир времена. На кончиках наших

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Irons in the Fire: IMMI in 2014

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January 8, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

The political climate in Europe has taken a major U-turn in the last two years, and in 2014 it became significantly more dire. There has been a drastic shift in mood, from a progressive quest for a more liberal and

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Questions by VOA to IMMI on the ISIS domain case

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January 6, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

After voicing our concerns back in October about the shutting down of a website registered on the Icelandic domain .is without going through the courts, we were approached for comments by Voice of America. The website in question hosted ISIS/ISL

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Global Net Neutrality Coalition

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December 22, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

IMMI has joined the Global Net Neutrality Coalition that consists of 51 organisations (and counting) fighting for Net Neutrality world wide. Net Neutrality implies that ISPs be defined as common carriers and not data service providers and as such ensures the

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