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CDT Joins 120+ Others in Urging United Nations to Include Human Rights Safeguards in Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty

Today, CDT joined over 125 other human rights organizations and experts on a letter demanding that the United Nations committee that is drafting a new cybercrime treaty include human rights standards in the treaty and human rights advocates at all stages of its work.

Some countries that called for the new treaty regard Internet-enabled dissent as a cybercrime, raising profound concerns about the direction the treaty will take. The first meeting of the committee is on January 17.

Read the full letter here.