U.N. Expert Recommends Moratorium on Sale, Use of Surveillance Software

The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using it to spy on opponents and critics, a U.N. expert recommended. David Kaye, the U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression, submitted his recommendations in a report published to the U.N. Human Rights Council, which will open a three-week session next week.