UN rights chief criticizes secrecy in governmental surveillance

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] expressed concern [press release] Wednesday over the widespread lack of transparency in governmental digital surveillance practices. The High Commissioner criticized a lack of accountability in both targeted and broad scope surveillance and condemned the practice of states coercing private telecommunications companies into providing them complete access to their customers’ communications. According to the statement, the High Commissioner’s Office is publishing a report with recommendations for safeguarding against violations of…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/07/un-rights-chief-criticizes-secrecy-in-governmental-surveillance.php

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