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Privacy International has been producing world-class research reports for over a decade, in collaboration with academic institutions across the globe. We work on a huge range of topics and produce in-depth reports, from topics like communications surveillance, to country specific reports and submissions to the United Nations using local research and experience.

When we think of privacy in the political system we tend to recall historic events like Watergate, secret files held by governments in war-time, and blacklists. Modern political surveillance is more advanced and sophisticated.

This is a memo prepared by Barry Steinhardt of Friends of Privacy USA for Members of the European Parliament regarding the proposed EU-US Agreement PNR.

Following on from their 2009 discussion paper, in 2010 the European Commission published a Communication on changes to the 1995 European Union Directive on data protection.

This report has been prepared by Privacy International following a six-month investigation into the privacy practices of key Internet based companies.

Race relations across European states are usually far from ideal. However in law, European countries appear to grant Europeans ideal protections against discrimination.

This report investigates the probable effect of the proposed UK national Identity Card system on people who are marginalised, who suffer social disadvantage or exclusion, and those who are disabled.

The evolution of information technology is likely to result in intimate interdependence between humans and technology. This fusion has been characterized in popular science ction as chip implantation.

Proposals for identity (ID) cards have provoked public outrage and political division in several countries. In this paper Simon Davies analyses the key elements of public opposition to ID Card schemes, and pro les the massive 1987 Australian campaign against a national ID card.

This report presents a detailed analysis of the international trade in surveillance technology. Its’ primary concern is the ow of sophisticated computer-based technology from developed countries to developing countries – and particularly to non-democratic regimes.

The explosion of telecommunications services has improved the ability for human rights groups to disseminate information worldwide.