Brazil, Germany table draft resolution in UN to end mass surveillance

Eurasia News

UNITED NATIONS: In response to recent revelations of US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs, the governments of Brazil and Germany have tabled a draft resolution in the UN General Assembly, Dispatch News Desk reported on Saturday.

The draft resolution calls for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, noting that the illegal collection of personal data “constitutes a highly intrusive act”.

It is “deeply concerned at human rights violations and abuses that may result from the conduct of any surveillance of communications, including extraterritorial surveillance of communications,” the draft resolution says.

It also calls on the 193-nation assembly “to take measures to put an end to violations of these rights and to create the conditions to prevent such violations, including by ensuring that relevant national legislation complies with their obligations under international human rights law.”