EP Draft Surveillance report

The Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake states:

Technologies can help advance human rights such as access to information and freedom of expression. Yet, too many surveillance and intrusion technologies are being produced in Europe and sold to enable human rights violations. We need smart regulation to ensure we facilitate the protection of rights, and not their violation

By sharing the draft report and opening it up for public input, Schaake is calling on “anyone from hackers to journalists, activists to lawyers” to share their input.

Deadline 16 March. DEF will collect the comments on this post before that date and send a DEF commentary.


One thought on “EP Draft Surveillance report

  1. Tim Cole February 17, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Politic in Europe have placed certain restrictions and limits on sale of military equipment to foreign countries. Admittedly, the net has lots of holes, but at least it’s a start. Why don’t we place similar restrictions on the sale of surveillance software and other digital products that clearly only serve to restrict freedom of expression and place those who exercise their basic human right to be heard in danger of being imprisoned or put to death?


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