ALT Advisory’s Avani Singh has recently been involved in a process coordinated by the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Privacy, Professor Joe Cannataci, that seeks to develop an international legal instrument addressing government-led surveillance and privacy. This has included making submissions in writing, and participating in consultative meetings in the United States of America, France and Malta. The process – which forms part of the EU-funded MAPPING Project – has included input from different stakeholders, including civil society, internet service providers, oversight agencies and policy-makers. The draft legal instrument, once finalised, may ultimately be used for a range of purposes, including as a soft-law recommendation, a model for domestic law, or a multilateral international treaty on surveillance.
The text of the draft legal instrument is accessible here.