Brazilian President Warns US on State Surveillance and Calls for UN Regulation

By Min Wu 

During the opening of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef sent a warning to the United States over its state espionage activities. According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, Brazilian citizens, companies, and government were the target of US intelligence services.

As Intellectual Property Watch reported, Roussef called the actions “a breach of international law,” and said that the right to safety of citizens of one country cannot override the fundamental human rights of citizens of another country. Roussef called for United Nation actions to regulate the conduct of states with regard to Internet technology.

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