Die Nichtregierungsorganisation AccessNow hat 13 Helden und Schurken der Internetfreiheit zusammengestellt, die sich für Menschenrechte (Helden) und für mehr Überwachung (Schurken) einsetzen: Announcing the 2015 Heroes & Villains of Human Rights and Communications Surveillance.
Today Access recognizes the individuals and groups that have either been champions of the 13 internationally recognized principles for human rights in communications surveillance (“Heroes”), or have undermined or violated those principles (“Villains”). These principles, called the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (or “the Principles”), have been endorsed by more than 400 civil society groups worldwide. They provide a framework for assessing whether government surveillance practices comply with international human rights obligations. Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Principles, which were publicly released on September 22, 2013. Our list of Heroes below represents only the tip of the iceberg of the people and organizations working to promote the Principles, and selecting an honoree for each role was difficult. Many others deserve recognition for the work that they have done over the past year, and in years prior. We’re grateful to everyone who is working to advance these Principles.
Wir fühlen uns geehrt, in der Kategorie „Rechtsstaatlichkeit“ (due process) genannt zu werden.
Netzpolitik released confidential documents to the public exposing Germany’s plans to launch bulk surveillance programs and expand government surveillance of online communications. The Netzpolitik bloggers underwent a criminal investigation because they courageously brought to light these plans to violate the principles of due process.