Announcing the 2015 Heroes & Villains of Human Rights and Communications Surveillance
Today Access recognizes the individuals and groups that have either been champions of the 13 internationally recognized principles for human rights in communications surveillance (“Heroes”), or have undermined or violated those principles (“Villains”). These principles, called the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (or “the Principles”), have been endorsed by more than 400 civil society groups worldwide. They provide a framework for assessing whether government surveillance practices comply with international human rights obligations. Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Principles, which were publicly released on September 22, 2013.
Privacy under attack in France and the U.S.
Legislators tend to respond swiftly to cyber attacks and terrorism with bold statements and hastily written bills — but as we’ve seen, bad laws can stay on the books for decades. These issues are far too important to rush into law. Cyber security should not be used as an excuse to trample upon our digital rights or expand government surveillance, in the U.S., in Europe, or anywhere else in the world.
Digital rights community: “Charlie Hebdo tragedy must not be used by governments to expand surveillance”
Today more than 20 digital and civil rights organisations released a joint statement calling on world leaders to resist expanding surveillance measures in wake of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.
Charlie Hebdo Tragedy Must Not Be Used by Governments to Expand Surveillance
More than 20 digital and civil rights organizations have endorsed a joint statement calling on world leaders political leaders not to expand surveillance measures in wake of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.