Stories about Law from 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 federal agencies involved in surveillance.
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.
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.
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.