One Small Step for Privacy, One Giant Leap Against Surveillance

December 18, 2013 - by Katitza Rodriguez and Jillian York.

The UN Resolution opens the opportunity for further work on the issue by the United Nations on the protection of privacy across borders. Fortunately, EFF and several other NGOs and legal scholars around the world have already developed a set of robust principles, called the 13 International Principles for the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance—or more commonly, the “Necessary and Proportionate Principles.”

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