By EDRi

European Digital Rights has published a study on the increasing tendency for governments to ask, demand or coerce Internet intermediaries to carry out surveillance, policing, judging and sanctioning measures on their customers.

The document looks at the causes for this development, case studies of the damage caused by such policies and a selection of the European and international initiatives to spread this approach in the future.

The study is available for download from:
http://www.edri.org/files/EDRI_selfreg_final_20110124.pdf

The press release is available in:

English: http://www.edri.org/files/EDRi_press_release.pdf
German: http://www.edri.org/files/EDRi_pressemiteilung_deutsch.pdf
Swedish: http://www.edri.org/files/EDRi_pressmedel_svenska.pdf
French: http://www.edri.org/files/EDRi_communique_francaise.pdf
Hungarian: http://www.edri.org/files/magyar_sajtokozlemeny_EDRi_jelentes.pdf
Slovak: http://www.soit.sk/sk/aktualne/oit-vo-svete/2011-01-26/106-nova-studia-dokumentuje-vzrastajucu-ulohu-sukromych-spolocnosti-pri-vykonavani-dozoru-nad-online-komunikaciou