Safeguarding Privacy in the Era of Mass Surveillance

Mass surveillance gains ever increasing popularity among governments of various countries as a possible aid for fighting terrorism, preventing crime and resolving social unrest. Concurrently, it begets a certain vibe of mistrust between the administration and the citizens. More often than not, this practice ends up breaching the right to privacy of its subjects. With no standardized set of rules in place to overlook organizations exercising surveillance, there is a need for collective initiation to protect the rights of civilians. UNGA shall do precisely that by bringing together various countries to deliberate on the same in hope of homogenous and liberal laws.