I was reading an article the other day about whether people should ever be ‘cut off’ from the internet.
This got me thinking.
- The right to have privacy
- The right to live/exist
- The right to have a family
- The right to work for anyone
- The right to free speech
- The right to equal rights
- The right to think freely
- et cetera, et cetera…
Recognise any of them? They are some of the current human rights. They are the fundamental things that most countries around the world believe you should be entitled to. But, should the right to internet access if you want it become a human right?
If so this would probably only be passed as a human in more developed countries, but should it be someone’s human right to have access to the internet?
Obviously I am not on about technical glitches, but many governments can cut you off if they want, and in fact many do if you continually break copyright laws.
The internet is a fantastic method for self expression and communication, can we really take such a tool away from people?