Worldwide, people know that their electronic privacy is being violated. We are experiencing what is known as ‘feature creep’ – the incremental expansion of software use beyond the purposes for which it was originally intended.
The World Wide Web was designed to be a shared space where by sharing information, users could communicate. However, it has gone far beyond that. It is rooted in our fabric of society and has become an extension of our physical world.
But in the physical world, the rights we possess do not apply to our digital lives.
Privacy is a human right which is eligible and fundamental. In all the major international and regional resolutions on human rights, this right is articulated. For instance, in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 1966, Article 17 and European Convention on Human Rights, Article 8.
Actually, in every corner of the world there are more than 130 states with legal provisions on privacy protection.
Although it is almost univer...More