The Cybercrime Convention's new protocol needs to uphold human rights

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Katitza Rodriguez

"As part of an ongoing attempt to help law enforcement obtain data across international borders, the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention — finalized in the weeks following 9/11, and ratified by the United States and over 50 countries around the world — is back on the global lawmaking agenda. This time, the Council’s Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) has initiated a process to draft a second additional protocol to the Convention — a new text which could allow direct foreign law enforcement access to data stored in other countries’ territories. EFF has joined EDRi and a number of other organizations in a letter to the Council of Europe, highlighting some anticipated concerns with the upcoming process and seeking to ensure civil society concerns are considered in the new protocol. This new protocol needs to preserve the Council of Europe’s stated aim to uphold human rights, and not undermine privacy, and the integrity of our communication networks." (09/18/17)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/cybercrime-conventions-new-protocol-needs-uphold-human-rights