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UN report on implications of States’ surveillance of communications

2 July 2013

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UN report provides guidance on PRISM
23rd regular session of the Human Rights Council (27 May - 14 June 2013)

At the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, released his latest report – an analysis of the implications of States’ surveillance of communications on the exercise of the human rights to privacy and to freedom of opinion and expression. The report covers a number of important issues, including lack of judicial oversight, unregulated access to communications data, mandatory data retention, exceptions for national security, identity disclosure laws, restrictions on encryption and key disclosure laws, extra territorial application of surveillance laws and extra-legal surveillance.

UN report provides guidance on PRISM
report by UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue
[23rd regular session of the Human Rights Council (27 May - 14 June 2013) ]