UN Report on Mass Surveillance: “Trying To Appear Tough On Security By Legitimising Largely Useless, Hugely Expensive And Totally Disproportionate Measures Which Are Intrusive On So Many People’s Privacy”
A White House panel has previously slammed the NSA, and said that mass spying is unnecessary.
Now, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy notes in a new report (with our comments)
Deeply concerning … the status of the right to privacy in the surveillance area of activity has not improved since the last [UN surveillance] report. [Indeed, it’s getting worse … and will only expand unless we fight for privacy.]