UN Committee Backs Right To Privacy From Mass Spying

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 8:48 PM ET) -- A United Nations panel on Tuesday responded to months of disclosures about U.S. spying activities by unanimously adopting a general resolution declaring that “unlawful or arbitrary” government surveillance violates the international human rights to privacy and freedom of expression.

The resolution adopted by the UN's human rights committee, called “The right to privacy in the digital age,” calls on all nation states to review their procedures, practices and legislation regarding the surveillance and interception of personal data in order to ensure that they are not trampling...
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