UN Cybercrime Draft Convention Dangerously Expands State Surveillance Powers Without Robust Privacy and Data Protection Safeguards


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This is the third post in a series highlighting flaws in the proposed UN Cybercrime Convention. Check out Part I, our detailed analysis on the criminalization of security research activities, and Part II, an analysis of the human rights safeguards. 

As we near the final negotiating session for the UN Draft Cybercrime Convention (UDTC), countries are running out of time to make much-needed improvements to the draft text. Delegates meeting in New York July 29 to August 9 are tasked with finalizing the convention’s text that, if adopted, could dramatically reshape surveillance laws across the world in favor of more and wider surveillance and weaker human rights safeguards. 

Countries that believe in the rule of law must stand up and either defeat the convention or dramatically limit the scope, adhering to non-negotiable red lines as outlinedby over 100 NGOs. In an uncommon alliance, civil society and industry agree earlier this year in a joint letter: the UN Draft Cybercrime Convention (UDTC) must be rejected in its current form, with urgent amendments needed to protect privacy and data protection rights—none of which have been made in the latest version of the UDTC.

The Ad Hoc Committee is expected to consider the still-flawed, new UDTC in its entirety, along with the interpreta

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