This stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International (PI), the Liga voor Menserechten and the Ligue des droits de l'Homme. PI is a human rights organisation that works to advance and promote the right to privacy and fight surveillance around the world.
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This report is the result of a collaboration between Privacy International, ARTICLE 19, and the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at Harvard Law School. IHRC conducted desk research as well as interviews with individuals working in civil society organisations in the countries examined.
This briefing, published on the two-year anniversary of the publication of the first Snowden revelations, warns that governments are looking to maintain and expand mass surveillance, despite the practice being condemned as a human rights violation by courts, parliaments and human rights bodies.