Massive eavesdropping in Europe: international NGOs urge the Assembly to support the resolution

first_img Europe – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Organisation RSF_en We, undersigned representatives of international and national human rights and freedom of expression organizations – ARTICLE 19, Reporters Without Borders, Privacy International, EDRI, Vrijschrift, Open Righ’ts Group, INDEX, English PEN, Russian PEN, Glasnost Defence Foundation and Access Now – strongly urge the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to support the Resolution: Massive Eavesdropping in Europe tabled on 31 July 2013 by 23 members of the PACE. Our organizations support this timely resolution and remain concerned about recent revelations of surveillance of internet and telephone communications by the governments of the USA and the Council of Europe’s members, including France, Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom. These revelations suggest a blatant and systematic disregard for human rights as articulated in Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and other international and European treaties. The blanket application of surveillance mechanisms to global digital communications drastically threatens the protection of human rights in the digital age. We remind the PACE members that in his June 2013 report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, highlighted the negative impact of surveillance on civil liberties, including the right to inform and be informed, freedom of expression and respect for privacy. We believe that the proposal, formulated in the PACE Resolution, could offer an invaluable assessment of the strength of legal safeguards for right to freedom of expression and privacy in the Council of Europe member states and offer a unique insight into the legal framework of surveillance. August 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Massive eavesdropping in Europe: international NGOs urge the Assembly to support the resolution Further, we also support the emphasis of the proposed Resolution on the need to protect whistleblowers. Whistleblowers play a critical role in promoting transparency and upholding the human rights and interests of all members of society. PACE must strengthen this protection of whistleblowers and support efforts to combat violations of fundamental human rights. We therefore call on all PACE members support the motion for the Resolution. In particular, at this stage, we call on the Presidential Committee to start an investigation into the matter and appoint a rapporteur for it.Dr Agnès Callamard, ARTICLE 19Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without BordersGus Hosein, Privacy InternationalJim Killock, Open Rights GroupMarek Marczynski, INDEXJo McNamaee, EDRIWalter van Holst, VrijschriftJo Glanville, English PENRussian PENAleksey K. Simonov, Glasnost Defence FoundationBrett Solomon, Access Now The resolution calls on member states to regulate and effectively oversee the secret services and special procedures and to pass legislative provisions at the national level to protect whistleblowers. The resolution also calls upon the Secretary General to launch an inquiry under Article 52 of the European Convention on Human Rights. News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further News News News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more

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first_img Twitter Facebook Steve Smith, CEO, Zayo Group Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleThe ODP Corporation Launches Nonprofit Initiative to Help Accelerate the Creation, Growth and Prosperity of Minority-Owned Small BusinessesNext articleAgendia to Participate in the BTIG MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science & Diagnostic Tools Conference Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Local NewsBusinesscenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Zayo Group and Colony Capital to Deliver Inaugural Keynote at the Capacity Media Virtual Metro Connect USA 2021 Twitter Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

My top 5 moments from Finastra #Perspectives17

first_imgLate summer kicks off a flurry of financial services conferences that last through the fall. The first on my radar this year was Perspectives. Touted as Finastra’s largest U.S. customer conference and the first since their formation of Finastra less than 80 days ago, credit unions invaded Orlando to hear the latest on the merger, technology evolution and industry trends at Perspectives.  After an extremely busy few days, I headed off to the airport and left the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort behind while replaying the most memorable portions of the conference. Here are my top 5 moments from Perspectives: Reconnecting with industry peers The number of years spent in the U.S. banking space equates directly to the number of hugs I receive on opening night of a conference. Times 10. In all seriousness though, I cannot pass up the opportunity to visit in person with valued customers, peers, and industry experts from leading financial services organizations. Hanging with celebrity chef Todd EnglishLeave it to Hyland Software to plan the cocktail party of the conference! Held at the award-winning restaurant, Todd English bluezoo, Hyland hosted 80 of its customers for an evening away from the conference hustle. Todd’s special appearance and an exceptional lobster dish he prepared exclusively for the party spoiled attendees and left folks buzzing about the event for days. Talking tech trendsDigital transformation, analytics, lending automation and the elimination of data silos across the financial institution were all hot topics during the conference. It’s clear, financial institutions are exploring more efficient ways to integrate their existing software systems. This gives them the ability to share information and reduce the mounting pressures on IT staff. The best solutions will help financial institutions do more with less by connecting important systems while giving a single place to store and manage information.Scoping out the swagBaseballs, fidget spinners, water bottles and even bunny slippers (yes, slippers!) were the hit of the Partner Expo. I may have even seen the bunny slippers on the feet of some patrons on Disney’s BoardWalk one evening!Hearing Robert Herjavec’s insightsInvestor, entrepreneur, and lead Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec, delivered the keynote and it did not disappoint. Entertaining and informative, Robert shared his wisdom on how customers want to be sold to and marketed to.  What else did I walk away from the conference with? The desire to go back again next year! 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: Detailslast_img read more