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RightsInfo - Human Rights Information to Share
A fantastic site about human rights, including easy-to-understand infographics. The page on Myths about Human Rights is particularly good to dispel the rubbish spread by particular politicians.
humanrights  indie  indieroundup  24apr15  infographic 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
UK Mass Surveillance Is Facing a Ruling From Europe's Human Rights Court | VICE News
A joint appeal was filed by groups including Privacy International, Amnesty, and Liberty in response to a ruling in December by the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which found that mass surveillance of internet traffic going in and out of the country, and an intelligence sharing regime between the US and UK, was lawful.

Although the UK has ruled that such mass surveillance is lawful, campaigners believe it may breach Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which enshrine the rights to privacy and freedom of expression respectively. Privacy International and the other groups are seeking a ruling from ECHR that industrial scale mass surveillance violates human rights law.
masssurveillance  eu  surveillance  government  humanrights  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Report Says UK Citizens Must Give Up Right To Privacy Because 'Terrorism', Reveals Huge Secret Government Databases | Techdirt
“Some things might happen that could have been prevented if you took all of the most oppressive, restrictive and privacy-infringing measures. That is the price you pay to live in a free society.” Quote by Isabella Sankey. Article by Glyn Moody on TechDirt.
indie  indieroundup  13mar15  privacy  security  surveillance  government  uk  gchq  snowden  terrorism  humanrights 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Britain is leading the charge against basic human rights, Amnesty claims
“Increased surveillance in Britain, along with the reduction of access to justice, have contributed to one of the worst assaults on human rights in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall, according to a damning assessment by Amnesty International.”
indie  indieroundup  notincluded  humanrights  surveillance  law  uk  eu  europe 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Reddit AMA with Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald
Long and detailed discussion on privacy, security, data collection and human rights
ama  snowden  poitras  greenwald  privacy  security  data  humanrights  indie  indieroundup  27feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Defending Human Rights in a Digital Age - Live Blogging from Goldsmiths
We were lucky to attend this panel last night in London. Fantastic discussion on technology, privacy, security, democracy and human rights.
technology  privacy  security  democracy  humanrights  indie  indieroundup  27feb2015  goverment  surveillance  corporatesurveillance 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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