A Global Campaign to End Indiscriminate Mass Surveillance
The right to privacy is being systematically violated by governments that are increasingly employing sophisticated new mass surveillance technologies to spy on people’s private communications - including our emails, calls, internet searches, contact lists, phone locations and webcam images.
When the government spies on us like this, it presents a false choice - safety or freedom. In fact, the rights to safety and freedom can and should be balanced. This means we presume people are innocent until proven guilty. That they have the right to privacy. And that governments need to suspect someone has done something wrong before restricting their freedom.
Mass surveillance also inflicts a chilling effect on freedom of expression. Private data could be used to target journalists, persecute human rights activists, profile minorities and suppress free speech.
Now is a defining moment for the future of human rights online. Support #UnfollowMe, a global Amnesty International campaign that demands an end to indiscriminate mass surveillance and unlawful intelligence sharing.