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UN General Assembly passes digital privacy protection resolution

UN General Assembly passes digital privacy resolution.

Published Fri, Dec 19 2014 2:22 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

The U.N. General Assembly wants better digital privacy protections for Internet users, which was drafted by Germany and Brazil, earning consensus approval. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed mass surveillance capabilities by the NSA and GCHQ, which has angered a large number of Internet users.

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The UN resolution, which was co-sponsored by 65 nations - as opposed to just 10 in 2013 - will also rely on private sector companies to play a role.

Previously, the UN showed great concern over Internet users' rights to digital privacy, with great concern of covert surveillance programs. "Without the necessary checks, we risk turning into Orwellian states, where every step of every citizen is being monitored and recorded in order to prevent any conceivable crime," said Harald Braun, German ambassador.

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