Katitza Rodriguez

Katitza Rodriguez is EFF's International Rights Director. She concentrates on comparative policy and legal analysis of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:30pm
On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago
It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. Since then, the onslaught of disturbing...
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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 6:45am
Unnecessary and Disproportionate: How the NSA Violates International Human Rights Standards
Even before Ed Snowden leaked his first document, human rights lawyers and activists were concerned about law enforcement and intelligence agencies spying on the digital world. One of the tools developed to tackle those concerns was the development of the International Principles on the Application...
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Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 9:00am
Looking Back One Year After the Edward Snowden Disclosures - An International Perspective
June 5th marks the first anniversary of the beginning of the Edward Snowden revelations–a landmark event in global awareness of the worldwide spying machine. It has been a year where the world has learned that the NSA and its four closest allies in the Five Eyes partnership (United Kingdom, Canada...
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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:53pm
One Planet, One Internet: A Call To the International Community to Fight Against Mass Surveillance
The Snowden revelations have confirmed our worst fears about online spying.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 8:48am
Demand an End to Mass Surveillance: Support the People’s Principles
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 8:44am
Surveillance at the United Nations
The surveillance scandal has now reached the United Nation’s Human Rights Council , which opened its
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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 9:33am
Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide
As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’ , one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties--the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime --is back on the agenda.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 12:00pm
Mexican Newspaper Uncovers Systemic Monitoring Plans of Public Online Sources
Two weeks ago, the Mexican newspaper El Milenio reported on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPC) initiative to monitor social media sites, blogs, and forums throughout the world. The document, obtained by El Milenio through a U.S.
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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 8:47am
Privacy in the Wake of Olympic Security: Wikileaks Sheds Light on How the U.S. Pressured Brazil
Privacy advocates have observed for years that countries hosting the Olympic Games introduce increasingly heightened security and surveillance measures for the event, but rarely cut back on public surveillance after the games are finished.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:39am
As International Privacy Day Is Celebrated, Governments Continue to Chip Away at Privacy Rights
"Effective data protection is vital for our democracies and underpins other fundamental rights and freedoms." - Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
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