Oro för censur med FN:s nya resolution om cyberbrott

The Daily Mail rapporterar:

»The United Nations has approved a Russian-backed cybercrime treaty that has alarmed America and Western powers who fear it will censor the internet.

The General Assembly approved the resolution, sponsored by Russia and backed by China, on Friday.«

Eftersom detta är en fråga som redan hanteras av en expertgrupp – och eftersom resolutionen stöds av länder som Ryssland och Kina – kan det vara klokt att ana ugglor i mossen. Det förefaller som om man vill förekomma den nuvarande expertgruppen, av politiska skäl.

»The (US) ambassador alongside the Finnish representative speaking for the European Union both stressed that the UN’s existing intergovernmental expert group on cybercrime is already tackling the question of whether a new treaty is needed.

’It is wrong to make a political decision on a new treaty before cybercrime experts can give their advice,’ Ms Chalet said, adding that the resolution ’prejudges’ and ’will undermine’ the experts’ work.«

Länk: UN approves Russia-backed ’cybercrime’ treaty that America and Western powers say will censor the internet »