European report states surveillance is against human rights

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has published a report on mass surveillance:

It basically states things that have been discussed in various episodes of the Tek and concludes:

'The “Snowden files” have shown the extent of the threat mass surveillance represents for our privacy and other human rights whose effective exercise depends on privacy - such as freedom of expression and information, even freedom of religion, the right to a fair trial and the right to equal treatment.' (para. 124)

This is on itself nothing that hasn't been said before, but it is interesting to see that this comes from within a political institute. I hope it forces Europe to make a change, which would be great news... If it happens.

I am curious what you guys think about it. Is this an other peace of paper that will be ignored, or a big step in the right direction?