The other nations are probably just as ticked off, but they don’t generate as many headlines as Germany’s Angela Merkel.
Under the banner Foreign Policy, THE CABLE contines, “The German and Brazilian delegations to the U.N. have opened talks with diplomats from 19 more countries to draft a General Resolution promoting the right of privacy on the Internet. Close American allies like France and Mexico — as well as rivals like Cuba and Venezuela — are all part of the effort.”
The resolution “requests that the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights report to the U.N. General Assembly twice in the next two years on “human rights and indiscriminate surveillance” with “views and recommendations” aimed at “identifying and clarifying principles, standards and best practices on the implications for human rights of indiscriminate surveillance.””
Who knows if this outcry will stop the NSA, or just force it to lay low while it finds a different “back door” to world leaders?
I’m betting on the back door.