International coalition to support the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The HCLU as a member of International Civil Liberties Organisations (INCLO) endorses the statement of the Canadian human rights NGO against the new Anti-Terror Act.

The legal provisions expansively create new powers, it means an exponential increase of mass information collection and flow, threatening privacy rights without any commensurate increase in legal safeguards.

The international coalition of human rights organisations took into consideration that the issue of mass surveillance requires global aswers, and therefore, draws attention to the fact that the new omnibus legislaton violates the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The statement can be read here.

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Open Rights Group, Privacy International and internationally renowned scholars file amicus briefs in Hungarian data retention case

Open Rights Group, Privacy International and a group of internationally acknowledged experts filed amicus curiae briefs with the Hungarian Constitutional Court. The case has been brought by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) against two major service providers, in an attempt to force the Hungarian Constitutional Court to repeal the Hungarian Electronic Communications Act.

United Nations creates Special Rapporteur on Right to Privacy

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age that will lead to the selection of an independent expert on privacy. With 91 NGO worldwide, HCLU called on the UN Human Rights Council in a joint statement to establish a new mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.

More private sphere to the United Nations!

With 91 NGO worldwide, HCLU called on the UN Human Rights Council in a joint statement to establish a new mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.