NGOs, Experts, Officials Gather in Warsaw for Public Voice Conference

NGO leaders, privacy experts, and government officials from around the world gathered in Warsaw, Poland for the event "Our Data, Our Lives." The Public Voice conference was held in conjunction with the 35th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Following the revelations this year of mass surveillance of US and EU citizens, there was extensive discussion of the need for greater oversight, transparency and accountability. Two NGO documents -- the Madrid Privacy Declaration and 13 International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communication Surveillance -- were put forward as vital policy frameworks. The Privacy Commissioners also adopted several resolutions.

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