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Human Rights in the Digital Age

ISBN13: 9781904385318
ISBN: 1904385311
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Glasshouse Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.99

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This edited collection is the first sociolegal examination of the interaction between digital technology and the legal protection of rights in the United Kingdom. It comprises:-

  • Access: examining technical design as social design, 'digital divides', and hacktivism vs cyberterrorism.
  • Content: covering hate speech; pornography, identity gender; and free expression and defamation.
  • Control: comparing the technology and rights implications of state powers, ISP liability and individual user powers.
  • Privacy: offering an up-to-date summary of US, UK and European law before going on to employee surveillance, 'ubiquitous computing', and whether states have a right to privacy.

Today digital technology had a greater influence on our lives than at any time since its development. This book examines the role played by digital technology in both the exercise and suppression of human rights. Discourse on human rights need no longer be limited by national or cultural boundaries and individuals have the ability to create new forms in which to exercise their rights or even to bypass national limitations to rights.

The defence of such rights is under constant assault by the newfound ability of states to both suppress and control individual rights through the application of these same digital technologies.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Pixels, Pimps and Prostitutes: Human Rights and the Cyber Sex Trade - The New Face of Child Pornography
Regulating Hatred
Free Expression and Defamation
Internet Service Providers Liability
The Digital Divide: Why the 'the' is misleading
Filtering, Blocking and Rating: Chaperones or Censorship?
Firewalls and Power: An Overview of Global State Censorship of the Internet
Cyber Property
Virtual Sit-Ins, Civil Disobedience and Cyber terrorism
Privacy: Charting its Development Employee Surveillance
Privacy, Surveillance and Identity
Should States Have a Right to Information Privacy?
Code, Access Control
Biotechnology and Rights: Where We are Coming From and Where We are Going