August 26, 2015

UN recognized anonymity in Internet as human right

The UN Human Rights Council held a meeting during which it recognized that anonymous use of the Internet and the use of personal data and communication means encryption is the inalienable human right. This was stated in the published document adopted according to the results of the meeting, the UNN informs.

The Council’s representatives came to the conclusion that anonymity in the Internet is one of the most vital instruments allowing freely express own opinions during the digital era.

It should be noted that July 7, 2011, the UNN recognized the access to the Internet as a basic human right.

It should be reminded that Finland referred the right to the high-speed Internet (over 1 Mbit/s) to the fundamental human rights since July 1, 2010.