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UN surveillance resolution goes ahead despite attempts to dilute language | theguardian.com

The US, UK and their close intelligence partners have largely failed in their efforts to water down a United Nations draft resolution expressing deep concern about “unlawful or arbitrary” surveillance and calling for protection for the privacy of citizens worldwide.

The attempt to soften the language in the draft resolution was almost exclusively confined to the US, Britain and Australia, members of the ‘Five-Eyes’ intelligence-sharing partnership at the heart of the international controversy over mass surveillance and revelations about spying on allies.

The draft resolution shows the extent to which the three countries have been left isolated on the issue.

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