[FoME] Communications Surveillance - Global Information Society Watch 2014

Christoph Dietz Christoph.Dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Mo Sep 29 11:06:57 CEST 2014

Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in
the digital age
Association for Progressive Communications (APC), 2014, 283 S.


This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of
communications surveillance in 57 countries across the world –
countries as diverse as Hungary, India, Argentina, The Gambia, Lebanon
and the United Kingdom. Each country report approaches the issue from a
different perspective. Some analyse legal frameworks that allow
surveillance, others the role of businesses in collecting data
(including marketing data on children), the potential of biometrics to
violate rights, or the privacy challenges when implementing a
centralised universal health system. The perspectives from long-time
internet activists on surveillance are also recorded.

Using the 13 International Principles on the Application of Human
Rights to Communications Surveillance as a starting point, eight
thematic reports frame the key issues at stake. These include
discussions on what we mean by digital surveillance, the implications
for a human rights agenda on surveillance, the “Five Eyes”
inter-government surveillance network led by the US, cyber security, and
the role of intermediaries.

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