Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has joined organisations around the world as a signatory of 13 privacy principles to protect citizens’ privacy and human rights when it comes to Internet spying and surveillance, Computerworld reports. The principles, which outline a framework for governments to assess whether national surveillance laws align with human rights, have been endorsed by 270 signatories, the report states. “For the last dozen years, we have witnessed the systematic erosion of civil liberties in the name of national security. It’s time to reassess the balance to ensure that we haven’t dismantled that which we seek to protect,” EFA Chair David Cake said.
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