This year marks the third anniversary of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (“the Principles”). The Principles provide guidelines for conducting communications surveillance in a way that respects human rights.
Every year, Access Now honors those who have championed human rights according to the Principles, and identifies those who have violated them — and we need your help! Today we are releasing the nomination form so you can tell us who your human rights heroes and villains are for the past year (starting from September 2015-present).
To make the nomination process easier, we’ve included a summary of each of the Principles in the nomination form itself. Here is the full text of the Principles.