International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

Published on Necessary and, Info and Link received by Newsletter-Email, From: HURIDOCS, Date: Feb 11, 2014:

Dear reader, Privacy is a human right: People need it, governments have to protect it and business has to respect it. Too often, this is not the case.

Today is the day we fight back: Thousands of individuals, international experts and a coalition of NGOs from all around the globe demand an end to unchecked mass surveillance. Privacy is dear to everyone of them: It enables them to speak freely. To meet others without being watched. To know that it is their decision to share information about themselves.  

They are people like you: These people will take the streets in protest in the Philippines, Copenhagen, Stockholm and San Francisco. They will call or write their elected representatives in United Kingdom, Canada, Colombia and Poland. They will hold news conferences or join the online protest in Uganda, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. And they will endorse the Necessary and Proportionate Principles demanding the protection of human rights and an end to mass surveillance.

Do you want to join them?

  • Spread the word Tell your family and friends about the day we fight back. Make them care as you do.
  • Sign the 13 Principles,
  • join a global movement.
  • Call your legislators, email them – ask them what they are doing.
  • Join a protest near you.
  • Be creative, blackout your website, create memes, make others laugh – and take action.

Thank you, The HURIDOCS team


HURIDOCS – Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (in english/french/português/arabic – all links are internal: Home/About/Tools/Manuals/Blog/support us/Contact);
Linked with Documentation Center Network of Geneva International (in french/english/espanol);

HURIDOCS on en.wikipedia … stands for Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International. Established in 1982, it is a global network of organisations concerned with human rights. HURIDOCS itself does not collect information; rather, it functions as a decentralised network in which organisations can handle and exchange information according to their own requirements …;

Necessary and (in 13 languages): Homepage/Take Action/Sign Now/Contact, Principles, Latest News, Signatories, About, Resources;

The Day We Fight Homepage, Events, Blog; Press Release;

Booster Club, une nouvelle vision des affaires (tous les liens sont internes: Accueil/About/Slogan: nous ne rencontrons pas de problèmes mais des défis à relever/Blog/Contact).

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