The resolution will create a committee for a ‘comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes’. Photo: Shutterstock

UN approves Russian-sponsored, China-backed bid on new cybercrime convention

  • The resolution was approved on Friday by the general assembly by a vote of 79-60, with 33 abstentions
  • The US, European powers and rights groups fear that the resolution would legitimise crackdowns on expression
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The resolution will create a committee for a ‘comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes’. Photo: Shutterstock
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