[governance] FYI - Obama/Rouseff joint statement

Stephanie Perrin stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Thu Jul 2 22:54:59 EDT 2015

Of course security is an important issue and certainly not "bad", I did 
not wish to imply it was.  But surveillance in the name of security is 
often how other fundamental rights such as freedom of expression, 
privacy, and freedom of assembly are invaded.  It is important to assert 
the importance of human rights globally in a document like this, so that 
all rights are referenced.  Given that there is a lot of detail, from 
trade in beef to cooperation in firefighting, I think it is a bit 
disappointing that the Marco Civile and other human rights issues were 
not underscored.
Kind regards,
Stephanie Perrin

On 2015-07-02 22:40, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
> Wouldn't you say that safety and security online as well as offline is a fundamental human right?
> Being phished and having your bank account emptied, your personal data misused etc is, while bloodless, far more damaging than being mugged and relieved of your purse and phone on a street.
> For several activist groups, the threat of any number of government and/or other interests hacking into their communications remains a key concern.
> Speaking as someone who has worked in security for over fifteen years it is a fascinating field where there is a fine balance constantly struck between security and privacy.
> So I would not cite any emphasis on cyber security as harmful or bad on the face of it
> --srs
>> On 03-Jul-2015, at 8:04 am, Stephanie Perrin <stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca> wrote:
>> But I note that it does not appear anywhere near the important material on trade agreements, nor does it leaven the emphasis on cybersecurity we see below.

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