Global Law Enforcement Convention Weakens Privacy & Human Rights

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Katitza Rodriguez & Tamir Israel

“The Council of Europe Cybercrime Committee’s (T-CY) recent decision to approve new international rules for law enforcement access to user data without strong privacy protections is a blow for global human rights in the digital age. The final version of the draft Second Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe’s (CoE) widely adopted Budapest Cybercrime Convention, approved by the T-CY drafting committee on May 28th, places few limits on law enforcement data collection. As such, the Protocol can endanger technology users, journalists, activists, and vulnerable populations in countries with flimsy privacy protections and weaken everyone’s right to privacy and free expression across the globe.” (06/07/21)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/global-law-enforcement-convention-weakens-privacy-human-rights