Monday, May 26, 2008

Privacy and terrorism

Thomas HammarbergThe Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has published a new article on privacy and the fight against terrorism:
Surveillance technology is developing with breath-taking speed. This creates new instruments in the struggle against terrorism and organised crime, but also raises fundamental questions on the right to privacy for everyone. Individuals should be protected from intrusions into their private life and from the improper collecting, storing, sharing and use of data about them. Terrorism and organised crime must be combated — but not with means which undermine basic human rights.

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