Author: Aleem Khan
08:12 PM EST | December 11, 2014

Security agencies all over the world have been best known for eavesdropping to gather Intel. However, these agencies most of the times cross certain lines, where they evade the personal space of citizen while gathering intelligence or spying. Most recently, it came to light that every day, thousands of emails, calls and text messages are intercepted, which are a clear violation of civil rights. In the most recent convention held in Geneva, UN declared all such surveillance programs illegal with immediate suspension of such programs. United Nations ordered it partner countries to strap their security agencies, and let people breath. A declaration was signed where a detailed Standard Operating Procedure was agreed upon, to be followed before initiating any surveillance activities. Moreover, UN has also advised the agencies to suspend data collection from the social networks and dedicated servers that form to be the backbone of the internet.