Websites around the world will blacken or display a banner on Tuesday 11th February as part of a global day of action against mass surveillance.
The WikiLeaks Party is joining in this global effort to pressure our lawmakers to end mass surveillance — of Australians and of the citizens of other countries. We will display the Day We Fight Back banner on our website for 24 hours, the banner will encourage visitors to sign the petition in support of the principles against mass surveillance.
Together, and in the name of Aaron Swartz, we are pushing back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyse our every digital action. As Aaron Swartz put it, everybody “made themselves the hero of their own story.” We can set a date, but we need all of you, the users of the Internet, to make it a movement.
Dragnet surveillance is not compatible with democratic governance and new rules must be set to protect privacy in the digital age. As well as a comprehensive review of current mass surveillance activities, we are calling for:
-An end to warrantless access to telecommunications data
-A new agreement governing information-sharing between the ‘Five Eyes’ powers (US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) that provides meaningful protections for individuals’ privacy
-Extending the Freedom of Information Act and the reporting requirements of the Telecommunications Interception and Access Act to cover intelligence and security agencies
-A requirement for service providers to inform customers of any arrangements that are in place to provide personal information to governments.
Further details on the WikiLeaks Party platform visit our page Surveillance and your privacy