Fight Government Hacking Powers

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The privacy and security risks posed by government hacking leave open the question of whether hacking as a form of surveillance can ever comply with international human rights law. Where governments nevertheless adopt these powers, they must be transparent about their use, and the powers constrained in light of applicable international human rights law. Because the risks are novel, critical and technically complex, there is an urgent need to educate diverse groups, from the general public to expert communities about the risks posed to human rights and IT security from government hacking.