UN Common Meeting OKs Digital Privateness Decision

The U.N. Basic Meeting has authorised a decision demanding higher digital privateness protections for individuals all over the world, one other response to Edward Snowden’s revelations about U.S. authorities spying. Thursday’s decision, authorised by consensus and drafted by Germany and Brazil, is nonbinding however displays persevering with alarm on the extent of surveillance revealed by the previous U.S. Nationwide Safety Company contractor final yr. Sixty-5 nations had co-sponsored this yr’s decision, up by 10 from final yr. The newest decision additionally emphasizes the position of the personal sector in digital surveillance. Germany’s ambassador has referred to as for the U.N. to create a particular investigator submit on the difficulty, warning that "with out vital checks, we danger turning into Orwellian states the place each step by each citizen is monitored."

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First revealed December 18 2014, 10:fifty seven AM