Washington Post: UN supports Russia’s resolution on the Treaty on cybercrime

Washington Post: ООН поддерживает резолюцию России по договору о киберпреступности

One of the committees of the General Assembly of the United Nations supported the Russian draft resolution and thus paved the way for a global Treaty, despite the opposition of the United States and its Western allies.The final General Assembly vote on the resolution will take place in December.Officials of the United States and Europe, as well as representatives of human rights organizations believe that this resolution allows such authoritarian countries like Russia and China to create global norms that enhance state control in the field of the Internet.Here are the results of the vote of 88 in favour and 58 against, with 34 abstentions, and as a result, the UN General Assembly was another step closer to the conclusion of this contract. If the General Assembly approve the resolution next month, in August in new York will be a meeting of the Committee of experts for the development of key recommendations regarding the proposed contract.”This will lead to the diversion of resources, which for many years will be focused on the negotiation of this Treaty, and it can complicate work in the field of urgent cooperation in cybercrime,” said one state Department official, who, like other officials, agreed to give an interview and discuss this sensitive issue on condition of anonymity.Russia is the Treaty as an alternative to the Budapest Convention of 2001, the purpose of which was to support international cooperation in the field of combating cybercrime within the framework of the guarantees which ensure the rule of law and human rights. However, according to Western officials, the new agreement is aimed at creating a UN-supported standard that will allow the blocking of criticizing the government websites and will allow you to use digital technology to monitor dissidents.”It is in this case is not about cybercrime, said one European official. — We are talking about who controls the Internet”.th resolution will be held in December.
Officials of the United States and Europe, as well as representatives of human rights organizations believe that this resolution allows such authoritarian countries like Russia and China to create global norms that enhance state control in the field of the Internet.Here are the results of the vote of 88 in favour and 58 against, with 34 abstentions, and as a result, the UN General Assembly was another step closer to the conclusion of this contract. If the General Assembly approve the resolution next month, in August in new York will be a meeting of the Committee of experts for the development of key recommendations regarding the proposed contract.”This will lead to the diversion of resources, which for many years will be focused on the negotiation of this Treaty, and it can complicate work in the field of urgent cooperation in cybercrime,” said one state Department official, who, like other officials, agreed to give an interview and discuss this sensitive issue on condition of anonymity.Russia is the Treaty as an alternative to the Budapest Convention of 2001, the purpose of which was to support international cooperation in the field of combating cybercrime within the framework of the guarantees which ensure the rule of law and human rights. However, according to Western officials, the new agreement is aimed at creating a UN-supported standard that will allow the blocking of criticizing the government websites and will allow you to use digital technology to monitor dissidents.”It is in this case is not about cybercrime, said one European official. — We are talking about who controls the Internet”.

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