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Should Cybersecurity Be A Human Right?

| Feb. 13, 2017

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"Having access to the internet is increasingly considered to be an emerging human right. International organizations and national governments have begun to formally recognize its importance to freedom of speech, expression and information exchange. The next step to help ensure some measure of cyber peace online may be for cybersecurity to be recognized as a human right, too.

The United Nations has taken note of the crucial role of internet connectivity in “the struggle for human rights.” United Nations officials have decried the actions of governments cutting off internet access as denying their citizens’ rights to free expression.

But access is not enough..."

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For Academic Citation: Shackelford, Scott.“Should Cybersecurity Be A Human Right?.” The Conversation, February 13, 2017.