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New guidelines were released this week by the European Union Foreign Affairs Council specifically focusing on freedom of expression online and offline. Alice Kirkland reports
EU officials should have seen it coming. In December, the Advocate General of the ECJ was already of the opinion that the DRD constituted “a serious interference” with privacy, Binoy Kampmark writes
Frank La Rue also called for a coordinated effort from the UN human rights system to deal with the issue of privacy
India’s laws and controls over its massive collection, storage and use of biometric data are hugely deficient, writes Ram Mashru
The age of mass surveillance has brought with it a need for individuals to manage their online privacy -- and human dignity, Scott Ainslie writes
The law of libel, privacy and national "insult" laws vary across the European Union. In a number of member states, criminal sanctions are still in place and public interest defences are inadequate, curtailing freedom of expression.
On Tuesday, a UN report outlined how state and corporate surveillance undermine freedom of expression and privacy. Today, the news turned to how far governments have gone to spy on their citizens, Brian Pellot writes
Justice is better served by openness and transparency, writes Padraig Reidy
The Queen's Speech is on 8 May, and Home Secretary Theresa May is still pushing for "Snooper's Charter" to go through. Write to your MP to and let them know that the bill should be dropped.
Christos Syllas looks at the threats to journalists and activists in crisis-stricken Greece, where a climate of terror prevails
A tough but voluntary regulator is the best way to ensure a free press and a fair society, Index says in a new policy note Plus: Why Leveson's recommendations are more worrying than you think
The British government’s Communications Data Bill is to be redrafted after the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he would block the current bill. The bill, which would give government agencies unprecedented access to email, web and phone traffic, has been described as a “snooper’s charter” by free speech and