Brazil and Germany Proposed UN Resolution Against Mass Surveillance

November 12, 2013

On November 7th, Brazil and Germany jointly proposed a preliminary version of a resolution on online privacy at the UN General Assembly. At a time when public outrage over the reach and scope of U.K. and U.S. mass surveillance is at an all time high, the draft resolution is the first official recognition by the UN of the threat that mass surveillance poses to human rights. The draft resolution is significant in many respects but particularly because it condemns “human rights violations and abuses that may result from the conduct of any surveillance of communications, including extraterritorial surveillance of communications… in particular massive surveillance.”

Electronic Frontier Foundation

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One thought on “Brazil and Germany Proposed UN Resolution Against Mass Surveillance

  1. Francois Sagat November 18, 2013 / 6:11 am

    The German people are the sweetest people on earth. They love candy and they love to give candy out for free. The children are gods angels. The adults are so nice and helpful you want to keep them safe. My car was vandalized and a German man bought me a new car for free. I went to the LOVE festival in Germany in 2013 and I had the time of my life. I felt like a child in heaven. Jesus touched Germany with LOVE in 2013.

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