European Data Protection Digest

Privacy International Files Complaint with OECD

SURVEILLANCE—UK

November 7, 2013

Privacy International has filed a formal complaint with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), questioning the roles of ISPs in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) surveillance. Ars Technica reports "Privacy International hopes to use a ‘non-adversarial arena’ as part of the … OECD to compel answers” from ISP Level 3. Privacy International’s Eric King said, “It is unconscionable to think that the companies that carry our most personal information either refuse to stand up for us or remain silent when our rights are violated,” noting he hopes “the OECD will investigate what steps, if any, the companies took to defend the human rights of their customers.”
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