Civil liberties groups call for freedom from state snooping

Human rights groups have accused the US and UK of employing fear mongering to justify Orwellian snooping. (Pixabay)

Human rights groups have accused the US and UK of employing fear mongering to justify Orwellian snooping. (Pixabay)

Broadcast on 24th Sept 2013 on VoR.

RADIO:

Forty human rights groups, along with public figures like Stephen Fry and author A.L. Kennedy, have called for an end to what they term industrial-scale spying by the US and the UK. Human rights groups launched a petition, which urges EU leaders to do more to prevent mass surveillance by agencies like the NSA and GCHQ.

Nima Green reports for VoR.

“There are no privacy rights for non-Americans under PRISM” and the US probably places “no limitations on exploiting or intruding a non-US person’s privacy.”

That is according to a damning new report commissioned by the EU, which has investigated the consequences that mass spying programmes by the US are having on EU citizens.

Mounting criticism against the activities of security agencies on both sides of the Atlantic, have led to the London based group, the Index on Censorship, demanding an end to mass surveillance programs.

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