President Barack Obama delivered a speech this morning on proposed reforms to the NSA’s mass surveillance program. To help illustrate what human rights and other organizations around the world are saying internationally, we have highlighted some excerpts that raise awareness of the need to protect the privacy rights of everyone everywhere, regardless of national boundaries:

Cindy Cohn, Legal Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Tamir Israel, staff lawyer at the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic:

Carly Nyst, Legal Director of Privacy International:

Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA:

Brett Solomon, executive director at Access:

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Claude Moraes, European Parliament member for London, and Rapporteur for the European Parliament Inquiry into the Mass Surveillance of EU citizens:

Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director: