· September, 2012

Stories about Privacy from September, 2012

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Privacy Rights Activism in Latin America

  27 September 2012

Throughout Latin America, new surveillance practices threaten to erode individuals' privacy, yet there is limited public awareness about the civil liberties implications of these rapid changes

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Protecting the Open Internet at the ITU: Civil Society Takes Action

  12 September 2012

This December in Dubai, the International Telecommunication Union—a UN agency—will decide whether it should have regulatory authority over the Internet. This move could pose grave risks to the exercise of human rights online. Until now, the ITU has been dedicated to setting technical standards for interoperability of international telecommunications, radio,...

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Zambia: SIM Card Registration Starts as Community Radio Stations are Restricted

  11 September 2012

The Zambian government recently restricted the reach of of the Lusaka-based University of Zambia (UNZA) Radio. On the same day, authorities announced that cell phone users will now be required to register SIM cards using their real names and other personal information. Bloggers and journalists are questioning the political motivations behind these decisions.

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Stories about laws/policies/practices (by governments or companies) that affect the universal right to privacy in any way, negative or positive. Some of these stories may overlap with the surveillance category, but others will not.


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