UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday expressed concern at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance, interception and collection of online data are “highly intrusive acts” that violate the right to privacy.
But a reference to metadata surveillance as an intrusive act was removed from the resolution, which was adopted by consensus, to appease the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, known as the Five Eyes surveillance alliance, diplomats said.
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – South Sudan warned the
United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that imposing
sanctions to try to end nearly a year of violence in the world’s
youngest state would likely “harden positions toward
confrontation rather than cooperation.”
Fighting erupted last December in South Sudan after months
of political tension between President Salva Kiir and his sacked
deputy and rival, Riek Machar. The conflict has reopened deep
fault lines among ethnic groups, pitting Kiir’s Dinka against