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  • OECD complaint against BT, Verizon Enterprise, Vodafone Cable, Viatel, Level 3, and Interoute | Privacy International
    guidelines pertaining to companies responsibilities to respect human rights including the right to privacy and freedom of expression were violated In granting GCHQ access to the fibre optic cables the companies own operate or control and thus facilitating mass surveillance Privacy International believes the telecommunications companies have undermined their customers internationally recognized human rights and contributed to adverse human rights impacts Privacy International wrote to the companies in August seeking clarification to their role in Tempora but did not receive answers demonstrating that the telcos have taken steps to mitigate or prevent the adverse human rights impacts that have occurred It has been recently reported that some of the companies have gone well beyond what was legally required in facilitating GCHQ s mass surveillance and received payment for their cooperation By collaborating with GCHQ and providing access to networks Privacy International argues that these companies have knowingly contributed to the violation of human rights by enabling the mass and indiscriminate collection of data and interception of communications Privacy International is asking the telecommunications companies to Explain all steps taken to oppose resist or challenge requests or directions to facilitate GCHQ s mass interception programmes to the extent that the companies are being legally compelled to cooperate with GCHQ Exhaust all legal avenues available to challenge GCHQ s requests or directions to facilitate GCHQ s mass interception programmes to the extent that the companies are being legally compelled to cooperate with GCHQ Cease any voluntary compliance with GCHQ Take measures to mitigate the respondent s contributions to the impact of GCHQ s mass interception programmes on human rights and Introduce policies ensuring all measures available are taken to resist requests from any government that would result in mass interception that is contrary to the fundamental right to privacy While other companies

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/node/79 (2016-04-27)
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  • Legal Actions | Page 2 | Privacy International
    UK Privacy International has commenced legal action against the Government charging that the expansive spying regime is seemingly operated outside of the rule of law lacks any accountability and is neither necessary nor proportionate Read more about Privacy International v Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office et al Privacy International v The Commissioner for HM Revenue and Customs In August 2012 Privacy International began an investigation into Gamma International a UK based surveillance company that was exporting the invasive spyware FinFisher to repressive regimes with dismal human rights records Read more about Privacy International v The Commissioner for HM Revenue and Customs OECD complaint Gamma International exporting surveillance technology to Bahrain On 1st February 2013 Privacy International together with the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights ECCHR the Bahrain Center for Human Rights Bahrain Watch and Reporters without Borders filed complaints with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD against Gamma International a company that exports FinFisher or FinSpy intrusive surveillance software and Trovicor GmbH a German company formerly a business unit of Siemens which also sells internet monitoring and mass surveillance products Read more about OECD complaint Gamma International exporting surveillance technology to Bahrain

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/legal-actions?page=1 (2016-04-27)
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  • Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion | Privacy International
    organisation and the PI network on privacy related issues with a particular focus on communications surveillance with the aim of engaging in advocacy activities at the national region and international level and carrying out related thematic research Additionally she coordinates PI s network of 29 organisations and experts in 20 countries across Africa Asia and Latin America Before joining PI she worked as Network and Programmes Associate at the Platform

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/node/30 (2016-04-27)
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  • Camilla Graham Wood | Privacy International
    About Us Staff Trustees Financial Opportunities Contact Donate You are here Home Camilla Graham Wood Title Legal Officer Email camilla privacyinternational org Camilla is a legal officer at Privacy International Camilla was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in October 2011 She previously worked at Birnberg Peirce Solicitors and specialised in Actions Against the Police representing victims of trafficking and asylum seekers Camilla studied law at College of

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/node/687 (2016-04-27)
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  • Caroline Wilson Palow | Privacy International
    General Counsel Email caroline privacyinternational org Twitter cwilsonpalow GPG Public Key Caroline Wilson Palow txt Caroline Wilson Palow is Privacy International s General Counsel Caroline leads the legal team and counsels PI s programmes on legal strategy and risk Caroline is a US qualified lawyer who previously specialised in privacy and intellectual property litigation at a prominent US law firm Caroline received her law degree from Yale Law School and

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/node/32 (2016-04-27)
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  • Christopher Weatherhead | Privacy International
    Trustees Financial Opportunities Contact Donate You are here Home Christopher Weatherhead Title Technology Officer Email chrisw privacyinternational org Twitter cjfweatherhead Staff GPG Fingerprint 2341 62FF F2F2 E95A F8C5 E1F0 E55F AE94 AF2B 8161 Christopher is a Technology Officer at Privacy International working within all facets of the organistation he helps to develop and maintain technological solutions to help Privacy International engage with the public and meet its strategic objectives Christopher

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/node/676 (2016-04-27)
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  • Claire Lauterbach | Privacy International
    are here Home Claire Lauterbach Title Research Officer Email claire privacyinternational org Twitter chlauterbach GPG Public Key Claire Lauterbach txt Claire is a Research Officer at Privacy International where she investigates the global trade in surveillance technologies and their human rights impacts Claire has worked as a researcher for organisations including Human Rights Watch Gender Action and Grain Media where she co managed an environment and human rights monitoring project

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/node/25 (2016-04-27)
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  • Dr Gus Hosein | Privacy International
    Hosein txt Gus has worked at the intersection of technology and human rights for over fifteen years He has acted as an external evaluator for UNHCR advised the UN Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights and has advised a number of other international organisations He has held visiting fellowships at Columbia University and the London School of Economics and Political Science He was previously a Visiting Scholar at the

    Original URL path: https://privacyinternational.org/node/23 (2016-04-27)
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