The right to privacy and the future of mass surveillance

Watt, Eliza (2017) The right to privacy and the future of mass surveillance. The International Journal of Human Rights, 21 (7). pp. 773-799. ISSN 1364-2987

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Abstract

The article considers the feasibility of the adoption by the Council of Europe Member States of a multilateral binding treaty, called the Intelligence Codex aimed at regulating the working methods of State intelligence agencies. The paper explores the reasons for such a treaty. It demonstrates that foreign mass cyber surveillance interferes with the right to privacy of communications. Furthermore, it identifies the need to broaden the extraterritorial scope of application of human rights treaties in the context of cyberspace and supports the calls from the Council of Europe to ban cyber espionage and unfettered mass surveillance.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 25608
Notes on copyright: This is an Author’s Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The International Journal of Human Rights on 23/05/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13642987.2017.1298091
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Depositing User: Eliza Watt
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 11:37
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 04:40
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25608

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