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My name is Daniel O'Brien. I'm the International Director of the Electronic
Frontier Foundation and in response to the many requests to prioritize the
prevention of mass surveillance here today, I and a community of [over 100
civil society organizations](http://bestbits.net) from the North and the Global
south suggest this addition to paragraph 5: "Mass surveillance is a direct and
imminent threat to privacy. Therefore, societies must not be placed under
surveillance. Similarly, anonymity and encryption should be protected as a
prerequisite for privacy and freedom of expression. The [International
Principles of the Application of Human Rights to Communication
Necessary and Proportionate Principles), should be the vantage point of this
discussion." Thank you.
There are also some additions to the paragraph on security, [paragraph 11](http://document.netmundial.br/1-internet-governance-principles/#hSsarotIpsbakoasigAugrrssrtnEarttsdoscad). "The
security, stability, and resilience of the internet."
There's a key word in this principle which we should emphasize, "trustworthy".
Trust is vital to security and stability. Users need to be able to trust in the
privacy and integrity of their communications, which means an internet free of
security vulnerabilities, free of backdoors unknown to end users and a network
that is not undermined by attempts by states or others to warp the resilient
nature of a decentralized internet in order to make it more malleable to
control or monitoring. Critical internet and intermediate infrastructure must
not be tampered with in the service of surveillance. Personal computing devices
lie at the core of our personal lives and their sanctity must not be violated.
Secrecy undermines trust and secrecy undermines security. Security through
obscurity is rightfully rejected in the Internet tradition and so it should be
in the Internet of the future.
We call for keeping the term "trustworthy" in this principle and the insertion
of "strong and transparent cooperation among all stakeholders."
We also call for the addition of the sentence, "The increasing militarization
of the internet undermines its integrity, security, and potential to benefit
humanity." Thank you.