The feasibility of transatlantic privacy­-protective standards for surveillance

September 1, 2014 - Ian Brown, in the International Journal of Law and Information Technology

Additionally, a joint set of principles endorsed by over 200 NGOs argues:

Where States seek assistance for law enforcement purposes, the principle of dual criminality should be applied. States may not use mutual legal assistance processes and foreign requests for protected information to circumvent domestic legal restrictions on communications surveillance. Mutual legal assistance processes and other agreements should be clearly documented, publicly available, and subject to guarantees of procedural fairness.27

  • 27. I​nternational Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance,​10 July 2013 <h​ttps://>​accessed 6 August 2014.
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