UN body adopts resolution to protect individuals' universal privacy rights.
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Nov 27, 2013
Wellington, Nov. 27 (ANI): The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee has unanimously adopted a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance.
The resolution was sponsored by Brazil and Germany and comes after months of reports about US eavesdropping abroad.
The resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people, and comes after revelations that US carried out unlawful surveillance on foreign leaders, including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stuff.co.nz reports.
Brazil's Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota said the resolution 'establishes for the first time that human rights should prevail irrespective of the medium, and therefore need to be protected online and offline'.
Read more: http://in.news.yahoo.com/un-body-adopts-resol...
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