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Confronting European Encroachment on Encryption
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Encryption 9 June 2021

Confronting European Encroachment on Encryption

In late 2020, as Portugal prepared to take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), the...

The Digital Services Act is tiptoeing towards regulatory failure
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In the News 7 June 2021

The Digital Services Act is tiptoeing towards regulatory failure

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Internet Society: UK Online Public Safety Bill is trying to legislate the impossible – a safe Internet without strong encryption
Statements 12 May 2021

Internet Society: UK Online Public Safety Bill is trying to legislate the impossible – a safe Internet without strong encryption

In the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021, the UK Government said it wants to “harness the benefits of...

Italy Celebrates Internet Anniversary
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About Internet Society 29 April 2021

Italy Celebrates Internet Anniversary

On 30 April, the Internet Society Italy Chapter is scheduled to celebrate a major anniversary, marking 35 years since...

A Digital Dystopia: How Calls for Backdoors to Encryption Would Ruin the Internet for Everyone
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Encryption 27 April 2021

A Digital Dystopia: How Calls for Backdoors to Encryption Would Ruin the Internet for Everyone

A little over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our reliance on private, safe, and secure communication has become...

Priti Patel warns Facebook’s encryption plans are ‘jeopardising child protection’
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In the News 19 April 2021

Priti Patel warns Facebook’s encryption plans are ‘jeopardising child protection’

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With 28 active Chapters in the region, the European Bureau hosts 21% of the global Internet Society Chapters. Our chapters from all parts of Europe, coming from diverse and multicultural backgrounds, support and contribute to our principles and mission through educational activities, community and public policy programs and events. (as of December 2020)