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7 Jun 2013

Signatories: Access Now; Article 19; Bits of Freedom; Center for Internet & Society; Comision Colombiana de Juristas; Derechos Digitales ; Electronic Frontier Foundation; Open Media; Open Net; Open Rights Group; Privacy International; Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic; Statewatch

International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

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This document attempts to explain how international human rights law applies in the current digital environment, particularly in light of the increase in and changes to communications surveillance technologies and techniques. These principles can provide civil society groups, industry, and States with a framework to evaluate whether current or proposed surveillance laws and practices are consistent with human rights.

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