Citations

Freedom from suspicion: Principles to protect freedom of expression and privacy against mass surveillance

August 1, 2013- by Article 19.

The Principles reinforce a growing global consensus that human rights must be at the heart of governments’ communications surveillance policy. In April 2013, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression published a landmark report, which drew a devastating picture of how current state surveillance laws severely undermine individual’s privacy, freedom of expression and ability to enjoy their other fundamental human rights. 

Global coalition stands against unchecked surveillance

August 1, 2013 - by IFEX.

Around 200 NGOs have signed 13 basic principles that spell out how existing human rights law applies to surveillance.

Over 100 global civil society groups release human rights principles to govern surveillance

July 31, 2013 - by Access Policy Team.

Recent revelations of sweeping government surveillance demonstrate the urgent need to update the outdated privacy laws to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques in a way that is consistent with international human rights. To move toward that goal, Access, along with a number of civil society groups from around the world, is excited to announce the release of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (“The Principles”).

More than a Hundred Global Groups Make a Principled Stand against Surveillance

July 31, 2013 - by Elonnai Hickok, The Centre for Internet and Society.

For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques. Nothing could demonstrate the urgency of this situation more than the recent revelations confirming the mass surveillance of innocent individuals around the world. To move toward that goal, today we’re pleased to announce the formal launch of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance.

XKeyscore: Instrument of Mass Surveillance

July 31, 2013 - by Stephen Lendman.

Over 100 organizations endorsed 13 protect human rights principles. Doing so challenges lawless spying. They advise “on how surveillance laws should respect the law, due process, and include public oversight and transparency.”

RWB signs "International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance"

July 31, 2013 - by Reporters Sans Frontières.

Reporters Without Borders has joined around 100 other organizations in signing the “International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance,” which were developed by Access, EFF and Privacy International with the help of a group of international experts.

Necessary and proportionate: Civil society agrees on principles on surveillance and human rights

July 31, 2013 - by Shawna Finnegan, Association for Progressive Communications.

These principles are being released at a crucial moment, as the Snowden revelations of US-­led surveillance demonstrate a growing and systematic disregard for human rights enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by a number of State and non-State actors. The right to privacy is a fundamental human right and is essential to other human rights such as free expression, association and peaceful assembly. Widespread digital surveillance conducted outside of legal frameworks seriously threatens the protection and promotion of these rights.

Više od stotinu svetskih grupa podržalo stav protiv nadzora

July 31, 2013 by SHARE Conference

Objavljeni su Međunarodni principi u pogledu poštovanja ljudskih prava kao temeljne vrednosti društva izražavaju šta međunarodna ljudska prava – koja obavezuju sve države na svetu – zahtevaju u digitalnom dobu. Oni govore o rastućoj saglasnosti na svetskom nivou da je moderan nadzor otišao predaleko, kao i o potrebi da se nadzor ograniči. Takođe, ovi principi daju smernice koje ljudi širom sveta mogu koristiti za procenu i promene u svojim pravnim sistemima.

More than a hundred global groups make a principled stand against surveillance

July 31, 2013 by SHARE Conference.

The Principles articulate what international human rights law – which binds every country across the globe – require of governments in the digital age. They speak to a growing global consensus that modern surveillance has gone too far and needs to be restrained. They also give benchmarks that people around the world can use to evaluate and push for changes in their own legal systems.

Introducing the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

July 31, 2013 - by Carly Nyst, Privacy International.

For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques. Nothing could demonstrate the urgency of this situation more than the recent revelations confirming the mass surveillance of innocent individuals around the world.

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