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New investigation reveals Syria’s mass surveillance ambitions and the shadowy Western surveillance companies that profit from it

Date: 
12 December 2016

Privacy International has today published an investigation, which sheds light on the shady deals that built Syria’s surveillance state and the role Western companies have played in its construction. The investigation also shows how Western surveillance companies seek to exploit loopholes to do business with repressive states.

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Privacy International calls on UK government to reveal secret intelligence sharing arrangements with the United States

Date: 
10 November 2016

Privacy International has today written to government ministers, members of the opposition, and oversight bodies reaffirming its call for the UK government to reveal secret intelligence sharing arrangements with the United States.

Colombia’s record on privacy, surveillance, and human rights under renewed scrutiny at the United Nations

Date: 
17 October 2016

This week in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Committee will examine Colombia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This review, by a body of independent experts charged with monitoring compliance with the ICCPR, comes just weeks after the peace deal between President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez was rejected by voters and months after it was revealed that an investigative journalist was put under surveillance by the Colombian police.

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