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  • News | Privacy International
    more about Reports of the death of communications privacy are greatly exaggerated reflections on recent UN Human Rights Committee s findings on South Africa Mexican Supreme Court s unique opportunity to stand against mass surveillance Date 19 April 2016 This week the Mexican Supreme Court will issue its judgement on the country s data retention It will decide on an injunction against the provisions of the the Federal Telecommunications Act known as the Ley Telecom The Act requires all telephone companies and internet service providers to retain user communications data for a period of 24 months Read more about Mexican Supreme Court s unique opportunity to stand against mass surveillance Discussion on Cyber Security in Colombia Read more about Discussion on Cyber Security in Colombia Universally Unpopular Pakistan s Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill passes National Assembly Early on Wednesday morning the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill was approved by Pakistan s National Assembly Read more about Universally Unpopular Pakistan s Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill passes National Assembly Protests erupt in Macedonia after wiretapping probe is torpedoed Image source Macedonia s capital Skopje is bracing itself for another night of protests and clashes after the interim President announced on Tuesday that there will be an amnesty for everyone under investigation in a formal probe into illegal wiretapping Read more about Protests erupt in Macedonia after wiretapping probe is torpedoed Press Statement Data Protection Regulators say Privacy Shield is Not Strong Enough Date 13 April 2016 The committee of data protection regulators across Europe the Working Party 29 announced today its opinion on the current Privacy Shield The Opinion is expected shortly and based on the statements made by the Working Party chair in a press conference we understand that the Working Party while noting improvements from the annulled Safe

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/news (2016-04-27)
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  • Analysis | Privacy International
    UN Human Rights Committee s findings on South Africa Mexican Supreme Court s unique opportunity to stand against mass surveillance How long before the MOD s flying panopticon starts spying on us From an unSafe Harbour to a Privacy Shield full of holes UK Investigatory Powers Bill will require tech companies to notify the Government of new products and services in advance of their launch Crypto Wars 2 0 Fear

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/blog (2016-04-27)
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  • Press Releases | Privacy International
    Tom Watson and David Davis against the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 DRIPA and in which PI intervened will be heard in the European Court of Justice CJEU on 12 April It has the potential to send shockwaves through the Investigatory Powers Bill the controversial bill currently in Parliament Read more about UK Government asks EU Court Did you really mean it Bulk data retention and access is under scrutiny in Europe and the UK again Press Statement on the Second Reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill Date 15 March 2016 Today the Investigatory Powers Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons Instead of listening to negative public response to the Bill and evolving EU law precedent the UK Government continues to fully advocate for the Bill s prompt passage through Parliament Privacy International Director of Campaigns Harmit Kambo said Read more about Press Statement on the Second Reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill First Report of UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Condemns UK Investigatory Powers Bill Date 8 March 2016 In his first report to the UN Human Rights Council the main UN human rights political body composed of 47 states from around the world the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy has offered a scathing critique on the UK Investigatory Powers Bill In particular the Rapporteur noted how bulk surveillance powers including bulk hacking are disproportionate and violate the right to privacy as established by human rights courts Read more about First Report of UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Condemns UK Investigatory Powers Bill Privacy International together with Human Rights Watch submits a briefing to US court arguing that Apple is right to refuse the FBI s demands to weaken iPhone security Date 4 March 2016 Privacy International and Human Rights Watch have submitted a briefing to a US court arguing that compelling Apple to build new software for the FBI will be a dangerous game changer in the security of the technology we rely on every day If the FBI wins its case against Apple it will open the floodgates for governments across the world to make similar demands Read more about Privacy International together with Human Rights Watch submits a briefing to US court arguing that Apple is right to refuse the FBI s demands to weaken iPhone security Investigatory Powers Bill published Minimal changes are not even cosmetic Date 1 March 2016 The UK Government has today published the Investigatory Powers Bill which it expects Parliament to pass this year Three Parliamentary reports reviewed the previous draft and called for clarity consistency and coherence Those recommendations have instead been met with changes that could not even be considered cosmetic and which mock the parliamentary process The Government s claim to have redrafted the Bill in line with privacy protections has amounted to changing the title of Part 1 from General Protections in the draft to General Privacy Protections in the published version

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/press-release (2016-04-27)
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  • Two minute reads | Privacy International
    or a beggar But that s where our commonality with co founder of disgraced Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca ends Read more about Panama Papers law firm founder says massive offshore company leak is campaign against privacy We disagree The FBI has made us all vulnerable with its iPhone hack This article originally appeared in Indepedent Voices here Since the horrific Brussels and Istanbul attacks we ve all looked at our daily lives and saw vulnerability and risk Where else could terrorists attack Read more about The FBI has made us all vulnerable with its iPhone hack Don t Celebrate Cellebrite Because Your Phone Is at Risk The recent back and forth between Apple and the FBI over security measures in place to prevent unauthorised access to data has highlighted the gulf in understanding of security between technologists and law enforcement Modern debates around security do not just involve the state and the individual the private sector plays a very real role too There are worrying implications for the safety and security of our devices Read more about Don t Celebrate Cellebrite Because Your Phone Is at Risk Dostoevsky Dr Dre and Data If you were to buy Anna Karenina online you would be told that people who bought Tolstoy s classic also bought Dostoevsky s Crime and Punishment But if you ve just read an 848 page epic Russian novel do you really want your follow up to be a 1 008 page epic Russian novel Maybe you want to read something very different next maybe some contemporary American short stories such as No one belongs here more than you by Miranda July But you know I don t think the classic Russian literature reader stereotype should concern us Read more about Dostoevsky Dr Dre and Data Betrayal and

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/opinion-pieces (2016-04-27)
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  • Explainers | Privacy International
    when Governments and companies have access to this much data about us Read more Biometrics Technologies that identify individuals based on distinctive physiological or behavioral characteristics Read more Communications surveillance Communications surveillance is the monitoring interception collection preservation and retention of information that has been communicated relayed or generated over communications networks to a group of recipients by a third party Read more Communications Surveillance Watch our short video 3m54s explaining what communications surveillance is and why we are calling for an end to mass communications surveillance Read more Counter surveillance Technology that detects and counters surveillance Read more Data Protection Data protection is commonly defined as the law designed to protect your personal information which is collected processed and stored by automated means or intended to be part of a filing system Read more Data Protection Watch our short video 3m00s explaining what data protection is and why it is so important Read more DNA Your DNA contains huge amounts of information about you and its use by governments and companies is particularly dangerous because it can be used to identify you and to discriminate against you Read more Equipment Equipment that doesn t provide surveillance capabilities but aids it in its operation Also equipment that aids in Counter Surveillance Read more Export Controls Export controls allow countries to regulate what goods leave their borders and for surveillance systems it can prevent the sale of such equipment to repressive regimes Read more Internet Monitoring Technologies that gather information communicated across the internet Read more Intrusion Technologies installed onto a person s communication device mobile or computer that extract data from the device Read more Location Monitoring Technologies that monitor the location of a target using mobile phone identifiers or GPS tracking devices placed on the target or their effects

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/privacy-101 (2016-04-27)
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  • Reports | Privacy International
    and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project EHAHRDP Read more The Right to Privacy in Venezuela Bolivarian Republic of This Universal Periodic Review UPR stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International PI the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School IHRC and Acceso Libre Read more The Right to Privacy in Zimbabwe This Universal Periodic Review UPR stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International PI the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School IHRC the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum the Forum and the Digital So Read more Submission to Committee on Defence and Interior Parliament of Ghana on the Interception of Postal Packets and Telecommunication Messages Bill 2015 Summary of PI s and ARTICLE 19 s joint submission to the Defense and Interior Committee of the Ghana Parliament calling for it to abandon rushing through a controversial new surveillance Bill Read more International Women s Day 2016 Initiative of the Privacy International Network The right to privacy is a qualified right Gender is not and cannot be its qualification Read more The Right to Privacy in Morocco Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ICCPR provides for the right of every person to be protected against arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy family home or correspondence as well as against unlawful attacks on his honour or reputation Read more The Right to Privacy in Colombia Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ICCPR provides for the right of every person to be protected against arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy family home or correspondence as well as against unlawful attacks on his honour or reputation Read more The Right to Privacy in Estonia Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/reports (2016-04-27)
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  • State of Surveillance Reports | Privacy International
    of Surveillance Reports The State of Surveillance is a Privacy International led baseline study of privacy and surveillance issues globally It was launched in March 2016 with 13 country briefings which are updated twice annually Briefings exist for Argentina Chile Colombia Egypt India Indonesia Kenya Morocco Pakistan the Philippines Thailand Tunisia and Uganda Further country briefings will be periodically added Each profile is based on a survey of questions on key fields communications statistics civil society international and domestic legal framework policies on privacy issues key government and industry actors the surveillance technologies in place and known cases of surveillance PI researchers and network partners collected information throughout 2014 and 2015 responding to the survey questions from open source materials and interviews The result is a concise and referenced profile of each of thirteen countries State of Surveillance Argentina State of Surveillance Chile State of Surveillance Colombia State of Surveillance Egypt State of Surveillance India State of Surveillance Indonesia State of Surveillance Kenya State of Surveillance Morocco State of Surveillance Pakistan State of Surveillance Philippines State of Surveillance Thailand State of Surveillance Tunisia State of Surveillance Uganda The State of Surveillance briefings are living documents Privacy International welcomes critiques corrections

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/reports/state-of-surveillance (2016-04-27)
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  • Investigations | Privacy International
    THE PRESIDENT S MEN Inside the Technical Research Department the secret player in Egypt s intelligence infrastructure Privacy International s new investigation THE PRESIDENT S MEN Read more For God and My President State Surveillance in Uganda Privacy International s new report For God and My President State Surveillance in Uganda exposes the secret surveillance operation and the government s attempts to buy further powerful surveillance tools including a national communications monitoring centre and intrusion malware in Read more Demand Supply Exposing the Surveillance Industry in Colombia Over a dozen international companies are supplying powerful communications surveillance technology in Colombia Privacy International examines the actors across the world involved in facilitating state surveillance Read more Shadow State Surveillance Law and Order in Colombia For nearly two decades the Colombian government has been expanding its capacity to spy on the private communications of its citizens Read more Tipping the scales Security and Surveillance in Pakistan The Pakistani government has significantly expanded its communication interception activities This Privacy International report covers the intelligence services plan to capture all IP traffic in Pakistan and other initiatives pointing to gaps in the laws governing surveillance Read more Private Interests Monitoring Central Asia Private Interests

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/reports/investigations (2016-04-27)
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