I’m sorry I haven’t been able to blog more, friends. I’ve been riveted by the international discussion kicked off on these issues. I’m happy to say that our message is now coming from people with much larger soapboxes than ours. For example:
Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, “advocated a new set of safeguards, including greater clarity over the laws governing surveillance, firm guidelines on the use and storage of surveillance data, and the creation of oversight bodies “accountable to parliament rather than the executive”.
I found the above at the bottom of an article about Edward Snowden having to live in the Russian airport, which apparently most people find much more interesting: