UN Committee Approves Resolution Protecting Internet Privacy

In the face of government surveillance


The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age.

The resolution was sponsored by Brazil and Germany, whose leaders have allegedly been targeted by U.S. intelligence agencies.

The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency.