[A2k] La Quadrature du Net supports Reporters Without Borders against the German Surveillance Law

La Quadrature du Net contact at laquadrature.net
Fri Aug 12 05:45:45 PDT 2016


 
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Press Release 

TAGS : SURVEILLANCE, GERMANY, JOURNALISTS, REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS,
PRIVACY 

La Quadrature du Net -- For immediate release 

Permanent link:
https://www.laquadrature.net/en/LQDN-RWB-surveillance-Germany [1] 

LA QUADRATURE DU NET SUPPORTS REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS AGAINST THE GERMAN
SURVEILLANCE LAW

Paris, 12 August 2016 -- LA QUADRATURE DU NET SUPPORTS REPORTERS WITHOUT
BORDERS WITH ITS ACTION AGAINST THE GERMAN BILL ON BND SURVEILLANCE [2],
WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE GERMAN FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE TO SPY ON FOREIGN
JOURNALISTS. THIS BILL IS A DIRECT ATTACK ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, AND
THUS UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. GERMAN MPS MUST REFUSE TO
YIELD ON VALUES THAT THEY WOULD DEFEND FOR THEIR OWN COUNTRY JUST AS WELL
AS FOREIGN SURVEILLANCE IS CONCERNED. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS CANNOT SIMPLY BE
ACCOMMODATED WHENEVER CONVENIENT. 

La Quadrature du Net seizes the opportunity to remind that attacks on the
rights of journalists, which are indeed intolerable, must not distract from
massive infringement on the fundamental rights of the whole of the
population, as entailed in the various surveillance laws passed in the
recent years across European Union Member-States and which, far too often,
are in contradiction with the principles of the Charter of Fundamental
Rights of the European Union. 

Similarly, foreign surveillance laws should serve as warnings on conditions
by which intelligence, individually targeted or wide-ranging, is being
shared between European Member-States and third parties, as well as on
agreements to share or access interception systems : usually downright
absent from the laws on foreign intelligence (in France or elsewhere),
these provisions constitute a grave danger of collateral surveillance being
carried out in the greatest opacity and with no avenue of appeal. 

 SIGN THE PETITION [3] TO PREVENT FOREIGN JOURNALISTS FROM GERMAN
INTELLIGENCE SPYING 

ABOUT LA QUADRATURE DU NET

La Quadrature du Net is an advocacy group that defends the rights and
freedoms of citizens on the Internet. More specifically, it advocates for
the adaptation of French and European legislations to respect the founding
principles of the Internet, most notably the free circulation of knowledge.


>In addition to its advocacy work, the group also aims to foster a better
understanding of legislative processes among citizens. Through specific and
pertinent information and tools, La Quadrature du Net hopes to encourage
citizens' participation in the public debate on rights and freedoms in the
digital age. 

La Quadrature du Net is supported by French, European and international
NGOs including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Open Society
Institute and Privacy International. 

List of supporting organisations:
https://www.laquadrature.net/en/they-support-la-quadrature-du-net [4] 

PRESS CONTACT AND PRESS ROOM

contact at laquadrature.net - +33 (0)972 294 426 

https://www.laquadrature.net/en/press-room [5] 

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[1] https://www.laquadrature.net/en/LQDN-RWB-surveillance-Germany
[2] https://rsf.org/en/campaigns/reporters-without-borders-leads-international-alliance-campaign-against-surveillance-foreign
[3] https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/mitmachen/petition-bnd-en/
[4] https://www.laquadrature.net/en/they-support-la-quadrature-du-net
[5] https://www.laquadrature.net/en/press-room
[6] http://www.laquadrature.net/civicrm/mailing/optout?reset=1&jid=263&qid=106151&h=a4af5a9541344678



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