Events ; Back Council of Europe at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum

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JOÃO PESSOA (BRAZIL), 

A Council of Europe delegation will participate in the Internet Governance Forum, where it will discuss how to tackle mas surveillance and other threats to privacy and freedom of expression with representatives of governments, business and civil society, among other topics.

The Council of Europe is organising two open forums to present its most recent work to promote and protect human rights on the Internet. Max Schrems, an activist who litigated against Facebook in a recent case concerning the Safe Harbour data transfer pact between the EU and the USA, will be among the speakers. The Council of Europe will also present the work of its Parliamentary Assembly on mass surveillance, including a Resolution adopted in April, policy guidelines on Internet freedom currently being prepared, and its Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists.

Source: Council of Europe

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