With the exception of Apple, major tech giants, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter, are asking "the worlds governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information."
While the undersigned companies understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens safety and security, we strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed.
Consistent with established global norms of free expression and privacy and with the goals of ensuring that government law enforcement and intelligence efforts are rule-bound, narrowly tailored, transparent, and subject to oversight, we hereby call on governments to endorse the following principles and enact reforms that would put these principles into action.
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