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: