'The right to privacy and the future of mass surveillance'

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Watt, E. 2017. 'The right to privacy and the future of mass surveillance'. The International Journal of Human Rights. 21 (7), pp. 773-799. https://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2017.1298091
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Title'The right to privacy and the future of mass surveillance'
AuthorsWatt, E.
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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
JournalThe International Journal of Human Rights
ISSN1364-2987
Electronic1744-053X
Publication dates
Online23 May 2017
Print02 Sep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Nov 2018
Accepted19 Feb 2017
Output statusPublished
First submitted version
Copyright Statement

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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2017.1298091
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