Declaration Of Liberty & Security In Digital World


1948, the UN passed a historic order by adopting “Universal Declaration Of Human Rights“, it was the first time in history, when any centralized institution declared non-transferable right’s for all human beings.

Implementation of UDHR ended more than 500 years of the violent history of slavery, occupation, and world wars but this fundamental change also facilitated the working culture of the democratic governance system.

As the year passes by, we are now headed into a new decade – 2020, looking back in 2019, 2018 and so on which bring relief of a digital revolution where the societies have moved towards the use of digital devices to enhance their capability. On an average out of 7.7 billion people on the planet roughly 4.4 billion people have access to the internet.

The access to digital citizenship has changed the way of access information, goods, services, every part of our life is tracked & logged in the hand of internet giants like google, facebook, amazon, in decades we have seen the rise of these giant’s who effectively take control over entire connected data of world. Today these giants are also acting as a massive black hole in the digital galaxy where – not even a single piece of connected data can escape from them.

When a new internet user signs over any platform, there is a long T&C (term and condition) which means we are giving them our consent to use our data as they want. Moreover, if there is any data breach they are not responsible for any loss. Most of the companies are American, for example, more then half of the world have no standing right in the US court to take any legal action against the loss.

Facebook Cambridge Analytica was one of the biggest examples – of the harvesting of data without consent to influence the elections. Currently, the UDHR is in the quest because of the fierce nature of the internet, it’s time to formulate the “Digital Rights” in the context of UDHR in the digital world.

The EU recently passed a significant law in order to protect the user identity – name, contact details, geo-locations, and other indicators. GDPR placed an indirect burden on the organization to provide a legitimate reason to uphold personal data and how it is being used. Moreover, if their database is hacked or compromised they have to notify their user within 3 days.

The right to privacy is a prime act in order to notify any user about their secure encrypted communication over the internet & connected devices. The right to privacy – not to be listed under automated profiling and bulk services, right to get information of your own data, to keep personal data protected which also includes anonymously access and participation of data. Another digital right that should be included in the right of security which includes full access & control of our own personal data with the object to the use of personal information – which should be opt-out of standard terms & conditions to make profitability for the internet giants.

Apart from digital rights the United Nations also have to resolve the conflict between the cyberwar, cyber-security & hacking between nations.

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