UN expert calls for immediate moratorium on sale, transfer and use of surveillance tools

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UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (APP):A UN rights expert Tuesday called for an immediate ban on surveillance technology until “effective” national or international controls are put in place to lessen its harmful impact, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Tuesday.

David Kaye, who’s the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, made the appeal as he prepared to present his latest report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva.