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Human Rights Responsibilities in the Digital Age. States, Companies and Individuals

Number of pages246
PublisherOxford : Hart
Publication date2021

This book examines the tangled responsibilities of states, companies, and individuals surrounding human rights in the digital age. Digital technologies have a huge impact – for better and worse – on human lives; while they can clearly enhance some human rights, they also facilitate a wide range of violations. States are expected to implement efficient measures against powerful private companies, but, at the same time, they are drawn to technologies that extend their own control over citizens. Tech companies are increasingly asked to prevent violations committed online by their users, yet many of their business models depend on the accumulation and exploitation of users' personal data. While civil society has a crucial part to play in upholding human rights, it is also the case that individuals harm other individuals online. All three stakeholders need to ensure that technology does not provoke the disintegration of human rights. Bringing together experts from a range of disciplines, including law, international relations, and journalism, this book provides a detailed analysis of the impact of digital technologies on human rights, which will be of interest to academics, research students and professionals concerned by this issue.

  • IT and Technology Law
  • Law
  • Human Rights (Law)
  • Media Law (Law)
Citation (ISO format)
ANDREW, Jonathan, BERNARD, Frédéric, (eds.). Human Rights Responsibilities in the Digital Age. States, Companies and Individuals. Oxford : Hart, 2021. doi: 10.5040/9781509938865
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