Towards a world without mass surveillance

On January 26, 2015 the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published their "game plan" to end global surveillance over the Internet. The EFF’s plan is available here:

We see a lot of potential in this plan for a number of reasons:Surveillance over the Internet is a difficult, if not impossible, plan to solve domestically alone. We therefore need to look to international coalitions of involvement to be truly impactful.This EFF plan is the most comprehensive, detailed and realistic plan that we have seen yet.

One of the primary reasons for establishing our Internet Security portfolio was to develop meaningful long term responses to the challenges of global surveillance over the Internet. This gives effect to that and our strategic transformations. We have analysed the EFF’s plan and we think we have a role to play in contributing to a world without mass surveillance. InternetNZ will support the EFF’s Game Plan by:

  • encouraging user-side encryption
  • encouraging and incentivising the creation of secure communication tools
  • contributing to the legal principles around surveillance and privacy
  • increasing transparency. 

Download our position paper Towards a world without mass surveillance.