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Biden Seeks to Rally Allies Behind Surveillance Tech Crackdown

  • U.S. will seek code of conduct at upcoming democracies summit
  • China, Russia have complained about exclusion from meeting
President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden

Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg

The White House is trying to rally allied countries to crack down on surveillance technology employed for alleged human-rights abuses in China and elsewhere.

During President Joe Biden’s summit of global democracies next week, the administration will announce a new initiative to prevent the proliferation of technologies authoritarian countries use to surveil and control their citizens.