During statements made on Tuesday at the United Nations, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the US grossly overstepped the limits of its power with its extensive data collection program.
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Brazil's president delivered a stinging rebuke Tuesday to the United States over its surveillance program that has swept up data from billions of telephone calls and emails that have passed through Brazil — including her own.
She also called on the global body to create a framework of Internet regulation to halt the US and other nations from using it as the "new battlefield" of espionage.
Addressing the UN General Assembly on the first day of its annual meeting, President Dilma Rousseff accused the US of violating Brazil's sovereignty with what she called a "grave violation of human rights and of civil liberties."