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Google Report Reveals Warrantless Surveillance of Users' Data

Publisher: 
Slate
Publication date: 
24-Jan-2013
Author(s): 
Ryan Gallagher
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Civil liberties group Privacy International said in a statement issued this afternoon that it had analyzed the new transparency report and was alarmed by the trend of increasing surveillance. “Governments must stop treating the user data held by corporations as a treasure trove of information they can mine whenever they please, with little or no judicial authorisation,” said Carly Nyst, Privacy International's head of international advocacy. Because of “the need for stronger national and regional privacy protections,” as demonstrated by the report, the group says it is planning to publish a new set of principles on surveillance and human rights that it hopes will prompt governments to put in place safeguards protecting online privacy.