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Deutsche Welle
Publication date: 
15-Apr-2014
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The new Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports has launched, which include rights groups like Privacy International.

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Publisher: 
Heise Online
Publication date: 
15-Apr-2014
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Ob CAUSE, das international von Amnesty International, der internationalen Liga für Menschenrechte, dem Open Technology Institute und Privacy International unterstützt wird, wirklich Druck ausüben kann, wird sich zeigen. Die moralische Verantwortung der Hersteller von Überwachungssoftware ist offenbar kaum vorhanden. So wickelte Gamma ihre Geschäfte über eine Briefkastenfirma in Singapur ab oder versuchte, über eine Schweizer Firma Geschäfte zu machen. Immerhin gibt es Anzeichen dafür, dass Veröffentlichtungen etwas bewirken können. So ermittelte die französische Staatsanwaltschaft gegen die Firma Amesys, deren Produkte in Libyen und Syrien gefunden wurden.

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Publisher: 
The News on Sunday
Publication date: 
13-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Shahzada Irfan Ahmed
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Privacy International, a registered UK charity founded in 1990 which was the first to campaign at an international level on privacy issues, identifies certain loopholes in Pakistan’s draft law on cyber crime.

In a statement shared with TNS, it states: “In particular, we reiterate that the lack of procedural safeguards against surveillance activities carried out by intelligence agencies poses a serious threat to human rights, especially the right to privacy. We also emphasise the importance of establishing a competent independent oversight mechanism that has the ability to access all potentially relevant information about state actions.”

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In the media
Publisher: 
The Guardian
Publication date: 
08-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Charles Arthur
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The pressure group Privacy International called the ECJ ruling "strong and unequivocal", saying that "the right to privacy provides a fundamental barrier between the individual and powerful institutions, and laws allowing for indiscriminate, blanket retention on this scale are completely unacceptable.

"As the court states, it is not, and never was, proportionate to spy on the entire population of Europe. The types of data retained under this hastily enacted directive are incredibly revealing about our lives, including our daily activities and whom we have relationships with. It is right and overdue that this terrible directive was struck down."

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Publisher: 
Ars Technica
Publication date: 
08-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Cyrus Farivar
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Privacy International, a London-based nonprofit, argued in a statement that “this ruling demolishes communications data surveillance laws not just across Europe, but sets the precedent for the world.”

“What the Snowden revelations have shown us over the past year is that the international surveillance apparatus set up by intelligence agencies is in direct conflict with human rights," the nonprofit said. "If the Data Retention Directive fails to meet the requirements of human rights law, then the mass surveillance programs operated by the US and UK governments must equally be in conflict with the right to privacy.”

In the media
Publisher: 
TechPresident
Publication date: 
08-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Carola Frediani
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“What is unique about the CAUSE coalition are the groups that are part of it,” Mike Rispoli, Communication Manager of UK-based Privacy International, says to techPresident. “You have organizations like Privacy International, as well as Open Technology Institute or Digitale Gesellschaft, that focus on technology, digital rights, etc., but you also have more traditional human rights groups like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters without Borders. The reason why this is so important is that there’s a broad recognition that surveillance technologies pose significant threat to the enjoyment of rights around the world, not just the right to privacy but also freedom of expression.”

“However, what we are seeing increasingly is that the types of governments buying these technologies have a horrendous track record in terms of human rights. So the company's standpoint can’t just be: ‘We are selling them for legitimate purposes,'" says Rispoli. "We would like to see more restrictions and regulations in place that would prevent the sale of these technologies to repressive regimes, just like how the traditional arm trade is controlled."

In the media
Publisher: 
Mashable
Publication date: 
08-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
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"It is not, and never was, proportionate to spy on the entire population of Europe," London-based Internet advocacy group Privacy International said in a press release. "It is right and overdue that this terrible directive was struck down."

In the media
Publisher: 
CBR
Publication date: 
08-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Jimmy Nicholls
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Civil liberties advocate Privacy International said: "If the Data Retention Directive fails to meet the requirements of human rights law, then the mass surveillance programs operated by the US and UK governments must equally be in conflict with the right to privacy."

In the media
Publisher: 
Wired UK
Publication date: 
04-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Liat Clark
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The Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (Cause) launched today in Brussels, and is made up of Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, FIDH, Human Rights Watch, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, Privacy International and Reporters without Borders.

"The unchecked development, sale and export of these technologies is not justifiable," adds Kenneth Page at Privacy International. "Governments must swiftly take action to prevent these technologies spreading into dangerous hands."

In the media
Publisher: 
MediaPart
Publication date: 
04-Apr-2014
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Un groupe d’ONG, parmi lesquelles Amnesty International, la FIDH, Human Rights Watch, Reporters sans frontières, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft ou encore l’Open Technologie Institute, a lancé vendredi 4 avril une Coalition contre l’exportation des technologies de surveillance (CAUSE).

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