IPU Assembly Resolution on Privacy and Related Freedoms

The Democracy in the Digital Era and the Threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms  resolution was  unanimously adopted by the 133rd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, 21 October 2015. 

Of particular interest: operational paragraph 3 underscores that legislation regarding surveillance must be based, inter alia, on the principles of necessity and proportionality. Paragraph 4 calls for removing limitations on freedom of expression (as does  paragraph 17), and specifically mentions upholding the principle of net neutrality.  Paragraph 7 implicitly urges an end to current mass surveillance practices.