South Africa

South Africa Cybercrimes Bill will be impossible to implement without violating rights

2 December 2015
(APC for APCNews)

Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online.

MOOC Expert Committee Launches to Advance Online Learning

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education, provide scientific and cultural content, and offer career training and professional development worldwide.

MOOC Expert Committee Launches to Advance Online Learning

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education, provide scientific and cultural content, and offer career training and professional development worldwide.

A ‘Third Umpire’ for policing in South Africa: applying body cameras in the Western Cape

Technological innovations are having a profound effect on the form and content of policing. But what are the possibilities for the use of these new technologies for improving law enforcement in the global South? A new initiative led by the Brazil-based Igarapé Institute is testing this question.

The Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa would allow classification of user-generated content

15 July 2015
(APC for APCNews)

On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. In effect the policy would allow the FPB, at its discretion, to classify user-generated content on any online content platform.

APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board

JOHANNESBURG
25 May 2015
(APCNews)

If implemented, the Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the South African Film and Publication Board would, under the guise of child protection, pose serious threats to online freedom of expression.

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