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Digital rights are *all* human rights, not just civil and political

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights consults with the field


"At the Digital Freedom Fund (DFF), we subscribe to the mantra that 'digital rights are human rights' and we define 'digital rights' broadly as human rights applicable in the digital sphere," says BKC Affiliate Nani Jansen Reventlow. "This consultation highlighted the true breadth of human rights issues that are engaged by the development, deployment, application and regulation of new technologies in numerous aspects of our lives. While many conversations on digital rights tend to centre around civil and political rights — particularly the rights to freedom of expression and to privacy — this consultation brought into sharp focus the impact new technologies can have on socio-economic rights such as the right to education, the right to housing, the right to health and, particularly relevant for this consultation, the right to social security."

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