Privacy – A brief recap

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April 22, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

On March 26th the UN Human Rights Council unanimously agreed to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. Over 90 NGOs and civil society organizations successfully petitioned the UN to establish such a mandate. This news represent

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Call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

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March 13, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Joint NGO oral statement to the Human Rights Council 28th ordinary session Call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy   March 13th 2015   Mr. President, I deliver this statement on behalf of 92 NGOs

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The Growing Demand

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February 10, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Surveillance and Freedom of the Media As noted, the assembly of the Council of Europe published a report on surveillance which is to be debated at the assembly. Since the publishing of the report, a U.S. survey by Pew Research

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Council of Europe: Surveillance, Privacy and Data Protection

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January 28, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

On Monday the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights published a report on surveillance following worldwide debate on privacy and data protection initiated by the Snowden disclosures. The proposals for legislative reform and human rights protections,

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War on Civil Liberties 2.0

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January 19, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

In an interview with Glen Greenwald, journalist and author James Risen spoke of how president Obama has normalised Bush’s war on terror. No reform has taken place, no serious reflection, no other ideas on how to proceed have been seriously

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The Microsoft Case: Jurisdiction and Data Protection

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November 27, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

On the 25th of April, a US District Court Magistrate Judge ruled that Microsoft must hand over personal data to US authorities despite said data being stored in Ireland, another jurisdiction entirely: “Even when applied to information that is stored

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