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Cybersecurity & Standards, Government Surveillance

The Case of Szabo and Vissy v. Hungary

CDT has requested and received permission to intervene in a European Court of Human Rights case called Szabó and Vissy v. Hungary.  This case raises two very important human-rights issues related to surveillance: whether surveillance programs require judicial oversight, and what the right to a remedy requires in the context of secret surveillance conducted for purposes of national security.  These two questions are critical, as they have not received enough attention from the human-rights courts thus far.  Therefore, we expect that our intervention will be a significant contribution to the development of the human-rights law in this area.

Those who are interested can read more about the case here.