[bestbits] Call for Submissions for new UN study on use of encryption and anonymity
carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 16:25:14 EST 2015
Do we want to send something as BestBits?
Folks from the list, any interest for a collective input?
On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Joana Varon <joana at varonferraz.com> wrote:
> Very important. Thanks for sharing. Will be happy to produce inputs from
> the Brazilian Perspective. If anyone from Latam also want to do so, please,
> ping me and we can do something regional.
> On 19 January 2015 16:09:48 GMT-02:00, Deborah Brown <deborah at apc.org>
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>> Dear all,
>> In case of interest, the new UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye is looking
>> at the use of encryption and anonymity in his first report and is
>> encouraging input from civil society. The deadline is 10 Feb.
>> Special Rapporteur will study the use of encryption and anonymity
>> in digital communications in his 2015 HRC report
>> The Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to
>> freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, is currently preparing a
>> report on the legal framework governing the relationship between freedom
>> of expression and the use of encryption to secure transactions and
>> communications, and other technologies to transact and communicate
>> anonymously online. This report will be presented to the Human Rights
>> Council in June, 2015.
>> To prepare his study, Mr. Kaye is gathering information on national
>> laws, regulations, policies or practices that permit or limit, directly
>> or indirectly, the use of encryption technologies and services or the
>> ability of individuals to communicate anonymously online. All States are
>> being asked called to submit information on their relevant national
>> norms and policies.
>> Similarly, the Special Rapporteur would like to encourage all interested
>> non-governmental stakeholders – including civil society, corporate
>> actors, international and regional organizations, and national human
>> rights institutions – to provide their views on the appropriate scope of
>> the right to freedom of expression as applied to encryption and
>> anonymity. He would particularly appreciate receiving comments
>> addressing this matter from legal, state practice, or technical
>> Any available information should be sent electronically to
>> freedex at ohchr.org <mailto:freedex at ohchr.org>, *not later than 10
>> February 2015*.
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