· December, 2012

Stories about Law from December, 2012

China Introduces New Rules to Tighten Government's Grip Over the Internet

On Friday, December 28, China's legislature approved a new set of rules intended to tighten government control over the Internet, forcing internet and online service providers to require real name...

What does the WCIT really mean for Internet users?

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai failed to reach consensus last Thursday, leaving many delegates frustrated after nearly two weeks of intense negotiations. The final text of...

China: Government Willingness to Expand Control Over Internet Worries Netizens

A series of articles published by state-run media outlets that justifies online real-name registration and cracking down of cyber crimes makes Chinese netizens worried about the beginning of a new...

Right to Forget: Between Data Protection, Memory and Personal Life in the Digital Era

A new essay from the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information addresses the question of the "right to forget," one that might give back to...

Pakistan's Fight for Net Freedom

It’s been an active year for digital activism on Internet freedom in Pakistan. The fact that the United Nations deemed it a basic universal human right has not stopped authorities...

Human Rights Day in United Arab Emirates

While millions of people from all over the world are celebrating the International Human Rights Day activists in United Arab Emirates are not able to exercise their rights to freedom...

Saudi Activist: “Public Trial Reveals Their Mentality and Lack of Evidence”

The eighth hearing session of one of Saudi Arabia's first public trials of two prominent human rights activists Mohammad Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid was held today at the Riyadh Criminal...

Women Banned from Using Mobile Phones in Indian Villages

A village council in the Indian state of Bihar has banned women from using mobile phones because it is “debasing the social atmosphere” and leading couples to elope. Similar bans...

Costa Rica: President Signs Internet Freedom Declaration

Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, signs the Declaration of Internet Freedom and calls upon the leaders of the world to "join us in preserving and nurturing this openness and...

Saudi Activist: “This is an inquisition, prosecuting us for our opinions”

The seventh hearing session of the ongoing trial of the two prominent human rights activists Mohammad Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid was held today morning at Riyadh Criminal Court. In the...

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