· November, 2013

Stories about Law from November, 2013

27 November 2013

Japan’s ‘State Secrets’ Bill Passes Lower House

Japan's House of Representatives passed the controversial State Secrecy Protection Bill on Tuesday, November 26 despite criticism from journalists and human rights advocates.

26 November 2013

Will Tunisia's ATT Ring in a New Era of Mass Surveillance?

"Hello darling! Your beloved 404 is back." Activists fear that a new government agency, charged with investigating ICT-related crime, may usher in a new regime of surveillance and censorship.

22 November 2013

Protesters, Journalists Speak Out Against Japan's National Secrecy Bill

The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking national secrets. Critics fear it could curtail media freedom and the right to information.

19 November 2013

Ecuadorean Activists Say No to Cybercafe Surveillance

A new amendment to Ecuador's penal code would obligate cybercafe owners to video surveil their customers and leave ISPs with hefty new data collection requirements.

14 November 2013

Mexican Voter Data for Sale at Buscardatos.com

Personal information aggregator buscardatos.com has been selling private voter data from the IFE, the federal administrator of elections in Mexico.

12 November 2013

Cyber Stewards Network and Local Activists Investigate FinFisher in Mexico

Security researchers have found evidence that FinFisher, the big bad wolf of spy technologies, is being used in Mexico. Local advocates are using these findings to bring legal action to...

10 November 2013

Venezuela’s President Announces Web Blocking on Live TV

On Saturday, November 9, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced publicly the government's decision to block several websites that track the unofficial price of foreign currency.

8 November 2013

Thai Media Groups Reject ‘Internet Censorship’ Bill

The Thailand government is proposing amendments to its already draconian Computer Crimes Act that would allow authorities to block websites without seeking court approval.

Chinese Government is “Winning” Internet Ideology Battle

In August, the Chinese Community Party launched a campaign against unauthorized political commentary online -- according to a new study, the campaign is working.

1 November 2013

Russian Internet Surveillance: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

In the latest news from Russia's slow but inexorable march to tighter control over the Internet, the Russian security apparatus is expanding its surveillance requirements for Russian ISPs.