An article in paperchase at covers the report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, to the UN Human Rights Council. The Report is linked in the body of the article, as are a number of other documents and press releases.

The article identifies that Special Rapporteur Cannataci noted the absence of evidence for some of the intrusive measures contained in modern surveillance legislation, and expressed concerns regarding threats to privacy in the digital era. The articles also notes the comments of the Special Rapporteur concerning these new laws being used by politicians to play on the public fear of terrorism. The article concludes by canvassing a number of legal developments in the privacy area relating to surveillance.

The original and complete article can be read here.