In 2013 Edward Snowden Treaty in the U.S. made data available to journalists showing the previously unimaginable scale of the U.S. and other government surveillance on the internet and untargeted of their citizens for an international internet and privacy issues.
This breach of millions of people’s internet and privacy issues is in direct contravention of international human right law. In particular, the right to internet and privacy issues is enshrined in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 17 of the International Treaty Convention on Civil and Political Rights.
Protecting the right to privacy is vital not just in itself but because it is an essential requirement for the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, the most fundamental pillars of democracy.
Despite government surveillance on the internet doing us a tremendous public service by bringing these abuses to light, Edward Snowden Treaty was forced to flee certain incarceration in the U.S.
These revelations and the treatment meted out to question: What is Snowden Treaty? Have revealed the need for greater rights protections for citizens globally?. We are campaigning for government surveillance on the internet to stop their illegal and unethical moves and to sign up for the Snowden Treaty, a proposed treaty that would curtail mass surveillance and protect the rights of Whistleblowers.
Voices such as Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Oliver Stone, and Joseph Gordon Levitt have already lent their support to the campaign. You can join them by following and retweeting from the @Snowdentreaty and @Davidmirandario twitter accounts and, joining David Miranda’s Facebook Page, where we post campaign updates and action alerts.
Collectively we can raise the pressure on governments around the world to genuinely protect our rights!