US officials�™ plan to destroy an international effort at the United Nations for promoting a universal human right to online privacy shows �œthe US is against most of the world again,” says an American political analyst.
Diplomatic sources and an internal US government document have shown that US diplomats are seeking to kill a provision of a draft resolution submitted by Brazil and Germany to the UN General Assembly, which seeks to place constraint on online spying by the US National Security Agency and other spy agencies, Foreign Policy�™s The Cable reported on Wednesday.
�œObviously, the US has been rather embarrassed by the exposure of all their surveillance and this has led to a general outcry by many different nations including many of our very good allies that the US had pulled the wool over their eyes,” said Bill Jones of Executive Intelligence Review in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday.
�œWhat�™s happening at the UN now is that they�™re really taking the question up there and want to have some kind of control, some kind of legislation which would prevent these kinds of things from happening. Obviously, the United States, which is concerned with maintaining that capability and being able to legally also continue doing this kind of surveillance, is very much opposed to it and will probably try and defeat it,” he added.
The proposal by Brazil and Germany says collecting �œcertain sensitive information” must be in �œfull compliance” with international human rights laws because privacy rights are �œnot to be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference.”
US officials are publicly endorsing the proposal. However, in private, US diplomats are working on a secret plan to kill a provision of the proposal that states �œextraterritorial surveillance” and interception of people�™s personal information and metadata anywhere in the world constitute a violation of their human rights.
Source: Press TV