Human rights and communications surveillance

August 18, 2013 - by Jon Lawrence, Electronic Frontiers Australia Electronic Frontiers.

Australia this week signed onto the International Principles of the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance, a set of international due process principles designed to protect privacy in the face of government surveillance. The 13 point statement of principles is intended to explain how existing human rights standards, international law and jurisprudence should apply to the new capabilities and risks of digital surveillance.

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