Share Defense calls upon Serbia to protect privacy against unchecked Internet surveillance

September 23, 2013 - by SHARE Defense­ SHARE Conference. Share Defense joins a huge international coalition in calling upon Serbia to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations. The 13 Principles set out for the first time an evaluative framework for assessing surveillance practices in the context of international human rights obligations.

Share Defense poziva Srbiju da zaštiti privatnost od nekontrolisanog nadgledanja Interneta

September 23, 2013 - by SHARE Defense ­ SHARE Conference. Share Defense se danas pridružio velikoj međunarodnoj koaliciji za zaštitu digitalnih prava i ovim putem poziva nadležne državne organe da naprave procenu u kojoj meri su zakoni koji se odnose na elektronski nadzor u skladu sa međunarodnim standardima o poštovanju ljudskih prava.Sa ovih trinaest principa se po prvi put uspostavlja okvir za procenu vršenja nadzora u kontekstu međunarodnih obaveza o ljudskim pravima.

Surveillance and Human Rights Principles are launched at 24th Session of the Human Rights Council

September 22, 2013 - by Fabiola Carrión. The Principles are presented at a side event of the UN Human Rights Council's 24th session.

Thirteen Principles Against Unchecked Surveillance Launched at United Nations

September 20, 2014 - by EFF.

Privacy Advocates Call Upon UN Member States to End Mass Internet Spying Worldwide: At the 24th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, six major privacy NGOs, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), warned nations of the urgent need comply with international human rights law to protect their citizens from the dangers posed by mass digital surveillance.

Principles on Surveillance and Human Rights: UNHRC must take action on surveillance

September 20, 2013 by Article 19.

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the release of the 13 Principles an important step forward in better elaborating intl human rights law.

¿Vigilancia de Estado? Sí, pero garantizando derechos

September 11, 2013 - by Pilar Sáenz.

Como en cualquier caso donde se involucran personas y sus derechos, debe existir balance entre lo que se permite y lo que no. Para la autorización de procesos de vigilancia existen límites y controles que son los que en el entorno digital están fallando en forma especial. Con esta idea en mente, casi 250 organizaciones y colectivos de la sociedad civil, incluido RedPaTodos*, hemos firmado los Principios Internacionales sobre la Aplicación de los Derechos Humanos a la Vigilancia de las Comunicaciones. Una declaración que trata de aclarar en qué casos y de qué forma puede darse la vigilancia estatal para que no vaya en contravía de los derechos humanos.

PEN International joins over [222] organisations in supporting the International Principles on the Applications of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

September 1, 2013 - by PEN International.

PEN International joins over [222] organisations in supporting the International Principles on the Applications of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance which set minimum standards for the protection of the rights to freedom of expression and privacy at a time when these rights continue to be under threat around the world.

Consent of the Networked ­ Afterword to the Paperback Edition

September 1, 2013 - by Rebecca MacKinnon.

In October 2012 in Brussels, the London­based activist group Privacy International and Google hosted a meeting of technologists and legal experts to draft what they decided to call the International Principles on Communications Surveillance and Human Rights. The goal, according to Privacy International, was “to provide civil society, industry and government with a framework against which to evaluate whether current or proposed surveillance laws and practices are consistent with human rights.” They posted the principles online at, launched a public consultation inviting feedback from all interested parties around the world, and organized an additional workshop with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Latin American activist groups in December 2012.

WITNESS Endorses International Principles on Human Rights & Surveillance

August 22, 2013 - by Ben Doernberg, Witness.

After months of international outcry over the internet surveillance programs carried out by the NSA and other Western governments, President Obama called a press conference on Friday, August 9th. He explained that moving forward, the U.S. would address criticisms of the NSA’s programs through debate “guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with reverence for our history as a nation that honors its agreements, and with respect for the facts.” Or at least, that’s what he could have said to solidify the role of the United States as a defender of Internet freedom and begin to turn back from a world without privacy.

Vigilancia Estatal y Derechos Humanos en Argentina

August 22, 2013 - by Katitza Rodriguez, Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Este Jueves 22 de Agosto, la Asociación por los Derechos Civiles y la Fundación Vía Libre con la colaboración de EFF, Access y Privacy International presentarán los Principios Internacionales sobre la Aplicación de los Derechos Humanos a la Vigilancia de las Comunicaciones en la Cámara de Diputados de la República de Argentina. Los principios articulan las obligaciones que los Estados deben cumplir al aplicar el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos en la era digital y la vigilancia de las comunicaciones.