… the last decade has seen a new frontier on which these [universal human] rights can be infringed, where liberties can be inhibited, and where our entitlement to be a full participant in political, social and cultural life interrupted.

As more of our lives become dependent on technology, our digital existences have become a new battlefield for our liberty and democratic principles.

The decisions other people make about or for us in this space are increasingly significant for our ‘offline’ lives, affecting our citizenship, our relationships with those around us, and our ability to be part of a shared political and cultural world.

New Statesman – A declaration of digital rights – opinion piece by Peter Bradwell in December 2008 about the need to develop and articulate a set of rights for individuals in cyberspace.

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