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European Policy, Government Surveillance

Testimony of Leslie Harris Before the EuroParl LIBE Committee Inquiry on Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens

On September 24, 2013, Jens-Henrik Jeppesen and Greg Nojeim testified jointly before the European Parliament LIBE Committee Inquiry on behalf of Leslie Harris, CDT’s CEO and President, regarding the electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens. Specifically, Harris’ testimony addresses the evolving nature of the “Golden Age of Surveillance” in the United States, the European Union, and an increasing amount of countries in the world. The testimony calls for a trans-Atlantic process to develop an understanding of criteria that should apply to government surveillance and national security surveillance in order to ensure that human rights to privacy are respected and that open, free nature of the Internet is protected.