Thursday, April 20th, 2017
United States, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea made a declaration on human rights in cyberspace on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Sciences Building, Parahyangan Catholic University. All parties involved in the making of the declaration have met common will to protect human rights within the cyberspace including right to privacy, right to information, right to protection, and right to development.
All parties have declared that they affirmed the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, the right to freedom of expression in accordance with the article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the right to information should not overrule the right to privacy without legal basis as confidential information are citizen’s right to protect.
They hope that through this declaration on human rights in cyberspace, they could emphasize the points in human rights that not yet to be cleared. With this declaration on human rights in cyberspace, they set clear explanations about the legal sources from the human rights itself on the basis of International Covenant that has been signed by many countries.