Should Cybersecurity Be a Human Right? Exploring the ‘Shared Responsibility’ of Cyber Peace

46 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2017 Last revised: 7 Mar 2019

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Scott Shackelford

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law; Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs; Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research; Stanford Center for Internet and Society; Stanford Law School

Date Written: July 19, 2017

Abstract

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. This Article investigates the nuances of this debate, and analyzes the implications of such a designation through the lens of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement.

Keywords: cybersecurity, corporate social responsibility, business, human rights, international law

Suggested Citation

Shackelford, Scott J., Should Cybersecurity Be a Human Right? Exploring the ‘Shared Responsibility’ of Cyber Peace (July 19, 2017). Stanford Journal of International Law No. 2019; Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 17-55. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3005062 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3005062

Scott J. Shackelford (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law ( email )

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Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs ( email )

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Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research ( email )

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Stanford Center for Internet and Society ( email )

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Stanford Law School ( email )

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