The International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance was cooperatively written by privacy organizations and advocates around the world. I’m posting the full statement (for which the Electronic Frontier Foundation created a website) for itself but also, since we’re a resource blog here, for the list of signatures on the document which gives a nice roundup of key groups active in this international concern. The hyperlinked list of 224 “Signatories” follows the fairly brief series of statements.
Publishing these principles is not the end of the conversation by any means. The site also collects news articles and essays from contributors worldwide about the Principles– reactions to, discussions about, etc.