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Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
Human Rights in a world of fear - in which society do we want to live?
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Introductory lecture to the workshop track "Freedom and Security" at the ISWI 2009 in Ilmenau. Lecturer: Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes (Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V. (i.Gr.))

Introductory lecture to the workshop track "Freedom and Security" at the ISWI 2009 in Ilmenau. Lecturer: Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes (Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V. (i.Gr.))

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  • 1. Human Rights in world of fear - in which society do we want to live? Ilmenau, 11/05/2009
  • 2. Overview – agenda for today The „Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V. (i.Gr.) (=Action Coalition Freedom Not Fear) What do we fear? Security sector and surveillance – fields of interest The term „security“ and its change Legal measures of surveillance and mass-data retention Do we live safer through surveillance and extension of law enforcement? What do we loose? Basic changes of democratic norms & values The real outcome? Conclusion Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 2
  • 3. The „Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V.“ = Action Coalition Freedom Not Fear Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 3
  • 4. Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V. (i.Gr.) (Action Coalition Freedom Not Fear) Coordination, networking and exchange Germany (coordinating office Berlin) and Europe Judical and political expertise Statements, fact sheets Constitutional complaints and other legal weapons Information, education Lectures, workshops, seminars, panel discussions Info-desks Aktivism, protest and PR Press releases, arts actions, flashmobs, demonstrations... Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 4
  • 5. What do we fear? Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 5
  • 6. The term „security“ and its change Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 6
  • 7. Social security Basic provisions Medical and health care Pensions and social insurance Education (Infrastructure) Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 7
  • 8. Police and military security Goal: Safety of citizens Safety of infrastructure Defending the constitution (and organs of constitution) Safety of the state (as abstractum) Defending the territory Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 8
  • 9. Again: what do we fear? Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 9
  • 10. Security sector and surveillance – fields of interest Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 10
  • 11. Security sector and surveillance – fields of interest 1.Terrorism 2.Copyright infringement, economic crimes, general crime prevention 3.Child pornography/child abuse 4.„Anti-social behaviour“? 5.„Riot Control“, control of political activities? Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 11
  • 12. Legal measures of surveillance and mass-data retention – a short overview Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 12
  • 13. Legal measures of surveillance and mass-data retention Data retention of telecommunications of everybody incl. Geo-Data Wiretapping ePassports Biometric databases (DNA, biom. Photos) Passenger Name Records Internet Filtering Video surveillance Access to financial transactions Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 13
  • 14. Surveillance – the panopticon Surveillance of communication Surveillance of financial transactions Surveillance of travelling Centralized databases or centralized access to decentralized databases Permanent access cross-connection Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 14
  • 15. Do we live safer through surveillance and extension of law enforcement? Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 15
  • 16. Nope... Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 16
  • 17. Do we live safer through surveillance and extension of law enforcement? Crime rates Germany: Can easily be constant throughout last circumvented +10 years Preventive effects by Success of criminal „strong law and order“: investigation: zero Data retention: increased by max 2% Video surveillance: increased by max. 2% ... Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 17
  • 18. What do we loose? Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 18
  • 19. Basic democratic norms & values Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 19
  • 20. Basic changes of democratic norms & values Cuts of and impacts on Recent mass-surveillance civil liberties should and security laws break: always the principle of beeing innocent until proven be ultima ratio guilty need trial order and/or the principle of an individual justification subsidiarity be a single measure, not separation of powers a mass-instrument the principle of the separation between polices, secret services and military Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 20
  • 21. Basic changes of democratic norms & values Recent mass-surveillance and security laws may endanger: Freedom of Speech Privacy and private communication Freedom of movement Political participation Social participation Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 21
  • 22. The real outcome? Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 22
  • 23. Conclusion We loose several basic We build our freedoms society and every We tear down basic days life on: principles of democracy and a free society We get no reduction of f ear crime rates, terrorism etc. We get an increasing number of falsely suspected We get an increasing number of false alarms Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 23
  • 24. Conclusion Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 24
  • 25. The enemies of freedom win the game without shooting once – we shoot ourselves... and rest securely. Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 25
  • 26. But wait... we can DO something about it! ;-D Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 26
  • 27. International Action Day „Freedom Not Fear“ on 12/09/09 Demonstrations, protest marches Parties, music, concerts Arts actions, flashmobs Lectures, talks, conferences We need your help: Organize SOMETHING in your capital city Contacts to organizations Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 27
  • 28. Appendix Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 28
  • 29. Thank you! Further questions? Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V. (i.Gr.) (Action Coalition Freedom Not Fear) Jupiterstrasse 18 D-12057 Berlin Tel: +49-30-69209922-1 Fax: +49-30-69209922-9 Mobile: +49-170-2487266 Jabber (Instant Messaging): rcrf@jabber.org E-Mail: rcrf@aktion-fsa.de Web: http://www.aktion-freiheitstattangst.org Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 29
  • 30. More Info Aktionsbündnis Freiheit statt Angst (http://www.aktion-freiheitstattangst.org; german, parts in english; translators wanted! :-D) EDRi (http://www.edri.org) Statewatch (http://www.statewatch.org) Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) (http://www.eff.org) European Civil Liberties Network (ECLN) (http://www.ecln.org) American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (http://www.aclu.org) La Quadrature du Net (http://www.laquadrature.net; eng., french) Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 30
  • 31. Copy – Share – Remix ;-) This presentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Lizenz CC-BY 3.0 DE: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/ Ricardo Cristof Remmert-Fontes 14.05.09 31

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