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Nations Present Internet Privacy Resolution to UN

INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY—GERMANY & BRAZIL

November 8, 2013

Following reports that U.S. intelligence eavesdropped on foreign leaders—including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff—both nations formally presented a resolution to the United Nations urging countries to extend internationally guaranteed rights to privacy online, The Associated Press reports. Such resolutions to the General Assembly are not legally binding. The U.S. was not specifically named in the resolution.
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