U.N. human rights chief: Surveillance is now world’s “dangerous habit”

Washington Post

July 16, 2014

Press conference Navanethem Pillay“In a new hard-hitting draft report, Navi Pillay, the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, has thrown the weight of the U.N. General Assembly behind the idea that digital privacy is a human right, and one under attack amid disclosures of surveillance by “signals intelligence agencies,” not only the United States’ National Security Agency but the United Kingdom’s General Communications Headquarters.

High Commissioner Pillay’s worry? That technology-enabled violations of personal privacy are no longer, if they ever were, rare events that affect already marginalized populations…” read more


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