OPBP assists ACLU on consultation report 'Privacy Rights in the Digital Age'
The American Civil Liberties Union has released a draft report for consultation, entitled 'Privacy Rights in the Digital Age', which drew on research work done by Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP)[linkme].
The report observes the development of communications technology and government capacity to intrude on privacy rights - and calls on the United Nations Human Rights Committee to issue a new General Comment on the right to privacy under Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report contains a draft General Comment for consideration.
Oxford students provided comparative law research on surveillance, data retention, and the right to privacy - and contributed to the draft General Comment. It is hoped that this cutting-edge research, and the final report, will help to inform the United Nations Human Rights Committee as it considers how to respond to recent revelations about global surveillance.
A copy of the report can be found here: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/jus14-report-iccpr-web-rel1.pdf