· January, 2012

Stories about Law from January, 2012

26 January 2012

New Book Proposes Open Internet Policies for Latin America

Last week, the Center for the Study of Free Expression (CELE) at Argentina’s University of Palermo released a book addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing Latin American digital...

22 January 2012

Poland: Netizens Protest Government's Plan To Sign ACTA Next Week

With the world still talking about the aftermath of the SOPA/PIPA Blackout Day, Polish netizens are confronted with another backstabbing development in the fight for free Internet: ACTA.

20 January 2012

Internet Blackout Day Fires Up Digital Rights Activism Around the World

Yesterday was a defining moment for the global Internet community. The effects of the massive online blackout in protest of U.S. Internet blacklist legislation, SOPA and PIPA, were felt around...

18 January 2012

U.S. Bills Could Threaten the Global Internet

At Global Voices, we understand that we, collectively, are the Internet. Our individual participation is what makes the Internet a global conversation of startling depth and variety, but this is...

16 January 2012

How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation

Over the weekend, the Obama administration issued a potentially game-changing statement on the blacklist bills, saying it would oppose PIPA and SOPA as written, and drew an important line in...

11 January 2012

Biometrics in Argentina: Mass Surveillance as a State Policy

Two years ago, the UK dismantled their national ID scheme and shredded their National Identity Registry in response to great public outcry over the privacy-invasive program. Unfortunately privacy protections have...

4 January 2012

Will Iran Soon Have Its Own “Clean Internet”?

The Iranian regime may be losing its battle to filter content on the internet, but meanwhile it is trying news things - from slowing down internet speeds, to developing a...