Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Human rights in the digital age

Murray, Andrew D. and Klang, Mathias, eds. (2004) Human rights in the digital age. The Glasshouse Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781904385318

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The digital age began in 1939 with the construction of the first digital computer. In the sixty-five years that have followed, the influence of digitisation on our everyday lives has grown steadily and today digital technology has a greater influence on our lives than at any time since its development. This book examines the role played by digital technology in both the exercise and suppression of human rights. The global digital environment has allowed us to reinterpret the concept of universal human rights. Discourse on human rights need no longer be limited by national or cultural boundaries and individuals have the ability to create new forms in which to exercise their rights or even to bypass national limitations to rights. The defence of such rights is meanwhile under constant assault by the newfound ability of states to both suppress and control individual rights through the application of these same digital technologies. This book gathers together an international group of experts working within this rapidly developing area of law and technology and focuses their attantion on the specific interaction between human rights and digital technology. This is the first work to explore the challenges brought about by digital technology to fundamental freedoms such as privacy, freedom of expression, access, assembly and dignity. It is essential reading for anyone who fears digital technology will lead to the 'Big Brother' state.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.routledgelaw.com/books/glasshouse
Additional Information: © 2005 Cavendish Publishing Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008 14:34
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/7746/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only