New resolution on right to privacy to be voted at UN

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Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

The right of individuals to privacy in the digital age is coming under the spotlight at the United Nations in November.

Two countries, Germany and Brazil are co-sponsoring a resolution, which could further regulate mass surveillance and prevent some data on individuals being collected.

A year ago, a similar resolution was approved by the UN human rights committee following press reports of electronic surveillance by United States intelligence agencies on foreign governments and businesses.

Monica Villela Grayley asked Christian Doktor, from the German Mission to the UN about improvements that can be expected if the resolution is adopted.

Duration: 3'30"

 

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