Governance on Intelligence: Issues that Play a Role

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 30, Issue 1, p.29-33 (2013)


democratic oversight, human rights, Intelligence assessment, mandate, NSA files


The intelligence landscape evolves with the spread of electronic communications and networks, surveillance technologies, abundance of open source data, and private actors undertaking intelligence activities. The activities of intelligence agencies and other actors needs to be mandated by law, with the necessary restrictions on the use of the data collected and conditions regarding governance and oversight by internal and external bodies, in compliance with human rights norms.

Last updated: Wednesday, 13 February 2019