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Dear Mr. Mehta, We are writing to you from Human Rights Watch, which is a global non-governmental organization that monitors violations of human rights by state and non-state actors in more than 90 countries around the world. We have been conducting…
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Dear Ms. Caruso: We are writing to you from Human Rights Watch, which is a global non-governmental organization that monitors violations of human rights by state and non-state actors in more than 90 countries around the world. We have been…
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The World's Freedom of Expression is in Your Hands

Dear Mark Zuckerberg: What do the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Danish member of parliament, and a news anchor from the Philippines have in common? They have all been subject to a misapplication of Facebook’s Community Standards. But unlike the…
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s proposal would threaten free speech, civil liberties and human rights

(New York) – Human Rights Watch has joined a coalition of over 50 human rights and other civil society organizations in opposing Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) proposed new Extreme Vetting Initiative.  The Extreme Vetting Initiative is ICE’…
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Jonathan R. Cantor Acting Chief Privacy Officer Privacy Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528-0655 October 18, 2017 Re: 82 Fed. Reg. 43556, Docket No. DHS-2017-0038 Dear…
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Mr. Bruno Gencarelli Head of Unit, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers European Commission Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Belgium October 2, 2017 Dear Mr. Gencarelli: …
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We the undersigned represent a wide range of privacy and human rights advocates, technology companies, and trade associations that hold an equally wide range of positions on the issue of surveillance reform.  Many of us have differing views on exactly…
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We, the undersigned organisations, call upon the 41 Governments that compose the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, to take action and address the alarming proliferation of surveillance…