Cybersecurity and Human Rights in the Age of Cyberveillance is a collection of articles by distinguished authors from the US and Europe and presents a contemporary perspectives on the limits online of human rights. By considering the latest political events and case law, including the NSA PRISM surveillance program controversy, the planned EU data protection amendments, and the latest European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence, it provides an analysis of the ongoing legal discourse on global cyberveillance.
Using examples from contemporary state practice, including content filtering and Internet shutdowns during the Arab Spring as well as the PRISM controversy, the authors identify limits of state and third party interference with individual human rights of Internet users. Analysis is based on existing human rights standards, as enshrined within international law including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, European Convention on Human Rights and recommendations from the Human Rights Council. The definition of human rights, perceived as freedoms and liberties guaranteed to every human being by international legal consensus will be presented based on the rich body on international law.
The book is designed to serve as a reference source for early 21st century information policies and on the future of Internet governance and will be useful to scholars in the information studies fields, including computer, information and library science. It is also aimed at scholars in the fields of international law, international relations, diplomacy studies and political science.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm
This book focuses on privacy and civil liberties that are at risk if governments are not reined in by international law standards enshrined in treaties and national laws. The tension between privacy and security comes to a head in cyberwar, as there is currently an inadequate legal framework for privacy and civil liberties in international cyberlaw. There are pressing issues of internet governance, international trade, human rights, and a multistakeholder political process that encroach on international cyberwarfare. With analysis of cases from the International Court of Justice, this book looks for answers in traditional international warfare laws that could be applied in cyberwarfare scenarios. While cyberwarfare may not reach the `armed attack' threshold of most international warfare laws and treaties, the lessons learned from the international court cases regarding physical war can shape the future of cyberwarfare laws. The chapters are written as scholarly legal journal articles and define the terms used throughout, based on current international laws and actions. The volume's nine readable chapters are heavily cited with endnotes for each chapter, as well as a complete 26-page bibliography at the end of the book.
Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. * CHOICE *