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Pakistan Intelligence agency sought to create mass surveillance system, new report from Privacy International reveals

Date: 
21 July 2015

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency sought to capture all communications entering and within the country, in what amounts to the most significant expansion of the Pakistani government’s mass surveillance capacities to date, according to a new Privacy International report released today, “Tipping the Scales: Surveillance and security in Pakistan”. The project is the first Pakistani government-run centralised mass surveillance project to be publicly revealed.

Two years after Snowden, governments resist calls to end mass surveillance

Date: 
4 June 2015

PRIVACY INTERNATIONAL & AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Governments must accept they have lost the debate over the legitimacy of mass surveillance and reform their oversight of intelligence gathering, Privacy International and Amnesty International said today in a briefing published two years after Edward Snowden blew the lid on US and UK intelligence agencies’ international spying network.

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