When Data Privacy Becomes a Human Right
Darshan Joshi, Chief Technology Officer, CYTRIO
A deep history of pivotal moments gave root to our modern idea of human rights. Ancients like King Hammurabi set in stone (literally) some parts of the idea that every person has basic rights and freedom. Along the way, the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the U.S. Bill of Rights codified human rights into the current local incarnation.
However, it was not until the end of World War II and the scale of human tragedy that the world adopted a global declaration of human rights. It was then that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was formalized.
Today, the world is at another precipice — a digital one. Once the U.N. declared internet access as a human right, it became apparent that protecting personally identifiable (PI) data or data privacy is a significant concern for all consumers — not just a privileged few.
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