Human Rights in the Information Society
21 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2010 Last revised: 24 Dec 2013
Date Written: November 11, 2010
I shall discuss the relevance of human rights for the information society. First I shall introduce the opportunities and dangers pertaining to the information society, referring to some literary or philosophical utopias and dystopias. I shall argue that human rights may provide some guidance for addressing such opportunities and dangers. I shall then consider how different human rights are involved in the deployment of information technologies, and the connections between such rights. Finally, I shall provide some considerations on what approach to humans rights may be more useful for promoting human values in the information society.
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