Essay Lesson 12

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Digital rights proposal
While visiting the Universal Declaration of Digital Rights (UDDR) website, the lack of critical information was evident. Digitterra, the organization behind this movement, is attempting to add amendments to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to define internet rights. Perhaps their biggest mishap is choosing not to define the organizations suggested amendments. Providing an example that people would respond to, e.g. keeping businesses from using online interactions against you, could have altered their success magnificently. This subject is not irrelevant and many people have been affected. Since the creation of the internet, there have been people who abuse it. The problem at hand, however, is keeping personal internet usage personal. Morgan Campbell, of the Toronto Star, gives numerous accounts of people being forced to give their passwords during the interview process (Morgan “You want this job?”). Morgan interviewed Rob Macleod and found that despite his personal beliefs, he gave his password in fear of his recruiter (Morgan 5). Justin Bassett refused stating, “He didn’t want to work for a company that would seek such personal information (Morgan 14).” Morgan also referenced a recent Star reader poll stating that eighty percent of respondents said they would refuse such a request (Morgan 11). While filling out a job application, your password for Facebook should not be asked. Some may say these are just personal opinions, but each individual has rights. In the Constitution of the United States, the First Amendment prohibits congress from making a law abridging the freedom of speech (Mitchel The Constitution of the United States). An article by R. Maddex, claims the internet to be a vehicle for transmitting not only valuable information, but also material that some people may find indecent (Maddex Communications). Most government amendments tried, are concerned with only the indecency that potentially threatens the use. Therefore, the government is probably not the best agency to bring these ideas into action. This must be sought out by a private organization with one common goal, “Make what we do online a personal right, not to be used against anyone for other purposes.” There is no need for discussion about harming Human Rights, as this will only…