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C­Span: Electronic surveillance and human rights

August 21, 2014 - by New America Foundation | Open Technology Initiative

Katherine Maher led a discussion on the National Security Agency surveillance programs. She said that regardless of their legality in the U.S., they said might violate international law and treaties to which the U.S. is a signer. She represented a group that had formulated new principles aimed at protecting people from unwarranted electronic surveillance. The “International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance” initiative includes language dealing with transparency, user notification and judicial oversight. This was a meeting of Techno­Activism Third Mondays (TA3M), an informal meet­up at the New America Foundation for software creators and activists interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology.

En defensa de la privacidad

August 19, 2013 - by Editorial La Nación.

La privacidad es el derecho a salvaguardar lo que es íntimo, es un ámbito particular y personal sobre el que las personas tienen derechos. Jurídicamente, implica la defensa de datos e información propios que puedan ser usados con fines no declarados y empleados por entidades públicas o privadas con diversos objetivos. Es evidente que la protección de ese derecho se ha ido exponiendo cada vez a mayores riesgos de ser vulnerada con el avance de la tecnología en las comunicaciones, sumado a que la cuestión ahora también se plantea en una dimensión global. El conocimiento de las conductas ajenas adquiere relevancia, pues permite anticiparse y controlar sus efectos con fines que pueden ser bélicos, terroristas o políticos, pero que mayoritariamente involucran a la vida individual, familiar o social poniendo en jaque contenidos propios de la esfera personal que, como tal, debe ser respetada y preservada

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.

A perspective on principles for Internet surveillance

August 18, 2013 - by Nicolas Siedler, ISOC.

Last week, the Internet Society Board of Trustees took the opportunity at its meeting on the margins of the IETF meeting, in Berlin, to release a statement calling for “the global Internet community to stand together to support open Internet access, freedom and privacy”.

Más de 100 asociaciones civiles formulan principios en contra de la vigilancia de las comunicaciones

August 13, 2013 - by La Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (Spanish).

ACIJ, junto a 118 organizaciones de la sociedad civil a nivel mundial, firmaron los Principios Internacionales sobre la Aplicación de los Derechos Humanos a la Vigilancia de las Comunicaciones. El objetivo de estos principios es explicar cómo los estándares de derechos humanos actuales y del derecho internacional público deben aplicarse a las nuevas situaciones de vigilancia de las comunicaciones.

Before privacy disappears

August 8, 2013 - by Vivian Newman.

This blog entry reflects on the importance of digital privacy with the story of a young law student that was arrested on charges of Mossad espionage in the Arab Spring while his only connection to this organization was a chat written years ago in which he boasted on his intentions to go to the Mossad to learn Arab. As a conclusion, the entry asks for limits to surveillance and mentions the international principles “necessary and proportionate”.

It’s time for companies to become champions of rights and build a new accord with the public

August 6, 2013 - by Simon Davies.

Rights organisations are way ahead of companies on this issue. Last month more than 150 groups signed onto an declaration on international principles for communications surveillance. That document goes part of the way to a possible solution.

Espionaje y derechos humanos: los límites a la intromisión de la intimidad

August 4, 2013 by Gemma Galdon Clavell.

Después del escándalo de PRISM y de la incapacidad de los estados para proteger los datos de sus ciudadanos y poner límites legales al uso y abuso de los canales de comunicación globales para realizar tareas de vigilancia y espionaje, voces y organizaciones independientes de todo el mundo están llenando el vacío, imaginando cuáles deberían ser los límites legales y éticos a la intromisión de la intimidad y la limitación de derechos civiles fundamentales.

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

August 4, 2013 - by International Media Support.

The International Media Support has joined over 100 organisations across the world in supporting the 13 Principles.

Privacy principles for surveillance in the digital age

August, 1, 2013 - by Tamir Israel, The Samuelson­Glushko.

Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) has joined over 120 civil society groups from around the world in endorsing a set of principles geared towards re­asserting what it means to protect privacy and associated human rights in light of increasing state surveillance capacities.

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