Sarah McKune writes:
“The right to science is sometimes considered a prerequisite for the realization of a number of other human rights.” – Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the field of cultural right
While much of the recent debate around digital rights has focused on rights to freedom of expression and privacy, the debate’s next phase requires an assessment of the impact that government efforts to compromise security technology have on economic, social, and cultural rights. The resurgence of anti-encryption, anti-anonymity rhetoric and policy calls for defenders of digital freedoms to engage in even broader thinking about digital rights in order to prevent a potentially disastrous compromise of individuals’ digital security.
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