UN Report Calls for International Treaty to Guard Citizens from Cyber-Surveillance

Just before WikiLeaks revealed the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has profoundly powerful hacking tools, independent privacy expert Joe Cannataci had submitted a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council stating that the world needs an international treaty that protects everyday citizens from advanced cyber-surveillance.

Cannataci believes that creating an “international warrant” for data access would unify global standards.

“What the world needs is not more state-sponsored shenanigans on the Internet but rational, civilized agreement about appropriate state behavior in cyberspace,” the report, which was filed last week but revealed this week, reads.

Several countries have already responded to Cannataci’s report, including China and Russia, but not the US.

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