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State surveillance around the world.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne
Check it out as pro-Internet groups discuss a major concern worldwide - online state surveillance. There is a growing trend for the private sector to play a role in state surveillance - from voluntary data exchange to authorities skirting warrants and more. We need to push back against this invasion and fight for the protection of our online privacy. Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom and fight for your privacy rights:


Article by Katitza Rogriguez for Global Voices Advocacy: 


This is the second in a series of posts mapping global surveillance challenges discussed at EFF’s Surveillance Camp held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December 2012. Several Global Voices Advocacy Members actively participated in the meeting. Here is a summary of what we learned:
In December 2012, EFF organized a Surveillance and Human Rights Camp in Brazil that brought together a diverse group of experts concerned about electronic surveillance by governments in Latin America and other parts of the world. Among other concerns, participants highlighted the many ways in which the private sector increasingly plays a role in state surveillance. Here are a few examples:
Voluntary Agreements Between Law Enforcement and Private Companies
Often law enforcement agencies will approach companies asking for voluntary disclosure of information for investigative purposes. Yet those requests may look and sound more like threats, with a great deal of moral pressure applied on the companies. Read more »


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