[IRPCoalition] ACTION: Sign-on Letter to Council of Europe: Re New Protocol Cybercrime Convention
parminder at itforchange.net
Tue Apr 3 18:47:03 EEST 2018
this letter is useful.
But there is also the larger issue that the very model of global law
making where a few countries are present at the law development/ making
stage and then it is expected to be acceded to by others, esp the
developing countries, is deeply undemocratic, and thus by its very
nature flawed. I can therefore not accept the appreciation of the CoE's
cybercrime protocols in their subsequent accession by other countries,
which point is especially made in the letter. Global data sharing laws,
as required, should be globally developed, in open and transparent
manner, but with all countries participating at an equal level. And
global institutions that are upto this important task should be
developed. IG civil society groups have typically been cynically towards
This is my organisation's response to it. We however have no problem
with European groups engaging with their governments in this regard.
But, global organisations in our view should also look at and mention
this wider point, which is as important.
On Tuesday 03 April 2018 08:52 PM, Katitza Rodriguez wrote:
> Brief update:
> The letter to the Council of Europe has been sent and published here:
> If you have signed the letter, you are welcome to publish a post about it in your own site. A draft blogpost is attached here.
> Feel free to customize it as you wish.
> I have also uploaded a graphic you can use in your own site here:
> All the best,
> Katitza Rodriguez
> International Rights Director
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
> katitza at eff.org
>> On Mar 20, 2018, at 3:21 AM, Marianne Franklin <m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk> wrote:
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>>> From: Katitza Rodriguez <katitza at eff.org>
>>> Date: March 16, 2018 at 12:26:01 PM GMT-3
>>> To: 13 Principles <principles at eff.org>
>>> Cc: Maryant Fernandez Perez <maryant.fernandez-perez at edri.org>, Katitza Rodriguez <katitza at eff.org>
>>> Subject: ACTION: Sign-on Letter to Council of Europe: Re New Protocol Cybercrime Convention
>>> Dear all,
>>> European Digital Rights (EDRi) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have drafted a sign-on letter to the Council of Europe Secretary General asking for meaningful civil society participation in the development of the Cybercrime Convention’s Second Additional Protocol. The protocol is currently being discussed at the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), a committee that represents the State Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and other observer states.
>>> Read the letter and sign on here:
>>> Deadline for sign-on is Friday March 23, end of the day PST.
>>> For those who are not familiar with this process, the Council’s Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) has initiated a global process to draft a second additional protocol to the Convention—a new text which deals with cross-border access to data, including ways to improve MLATs according to their Terms of Reference. The work on the Second Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention is ongoing, without sufficient transparency nor meaningful civil society participation.
>>> Join us on the letter and read more about the second additional protocol to the cybercrime convention:
>>> Thanks and best,
>>> Maryant and Katitza
>>>  https://rm.coe.int/terms-of-reference-for-the-preparation-of-a-draft-2nd-additional-proto/168072362b
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