Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert joined CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti on Wednesday, 11 December to talk about the idea of a digital bill of rights, the recent Snowden revelations, and his new book, Black Code.

The documents exposed by NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail how vast the data collection is. Such organizations as the NSA listen to phone calls, read emails, and examine search engine inquiries. It makes many people uncomfortable.

And this week, the world’s leading technology companies – Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, LinkedIn, AOL and Yahoo – joined together to demand changes to the current U.S. surveillance laws.

As well, more than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including Margaret Atwood and five Nobel prize winners, formed Writers Against Mass Surveillance. They want the United Nations to create an international digital bill of rights.

Click here to listen to the segment.