A Sovereign Internet Will Not Combat Cybercrime (Decipher)


A United Nations committee has passed a Russia-backed resolution on a global cybercrime treaty, despite opposition from the United States and other European countries because the measure would allow countries to surveil its population and stifle dissenting voices. The resolution, which passed 88 to 58, with 34 abstentions, sets up an “Open Ended Working Group” to examine cybercrime and how to prevent it. The resolution would also be voted on by the entire General Assembly in December. If the General Assembly passes the resolution, a committee will meet in August 2020 to draft the terms that would be used to write the actual treaty.