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U.S. Spying Prompts UN Panel to Review Surveillance

A United Nations panel responded to disclosures of U.S. spying abroad by adopting a resolution expressing concern over the “negative impact” of such surveillance and reaffirming the individual right to privacy.

While the resolution adopted without objection by the human rights committee doesn’t single out the U.S., it was drafted by Brazil and Germany, whose leaders’ communications may have been intercepted by the National Security Agency.