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Statements Special Procedures
23 May 2019
Buenos Aires, 17 May 2019
Privacy and children
CCTV and facial recognition
1/ This number, while it may look high is actually significantly smaller per capita than the average number of interceptions carried out per year for all security forces in a comparable medium-sized European country.
2/ The Special Rapporteur is also concerned as to the methodology used in interceptions. While the rule of law is respected, the system devised to enable use of the intercepted material is antiquated and of poor design which increases risks especially of blackmail and extortion by the persons who have access to the content of interceptions (which excludes DAJuDeCO). The current system results in the flow of millions of physical CDs and similar devices which are far more easily prone to falling into the wrong hands than had more modern secure IT systems be used where audit trails are much harder to avoid. Moreover, a system should be introduced in line with international best practices, whereby investigators are not given the entire contents of intercepted lines but rather only those parts relevant to the investigations with transcripts being strictly carried out by officials who do not form part of the investigating teams.