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The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights has released an excellent report today on the right to privacy in the digital age, blasting the digital mass surveillance that has been taking place, unchecked, by the U.S., the U.K, and other world governments. The report is issued in response to a resolution passed with unanimous approval by the United Nations General Assembly in November 2013. That resolution was introduced by Brazil and Germany and sponsored by more than 50 member states. This report turns the tide in the privacy debate at the United Nations and opens the door for more substantive scrutiny of states’ surveillance practices and their compliance with international human rights law.

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One comment on “The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

  1. voicetonemood
    Thursday, 17 July 2014

    Reblogged this on voicetonemood and commented:
    Of interest…

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