Encryption key to free speech, says UN report

BBC News, May 30, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Another item related to the increasing importance of privacy. In this case, a United Nations report has declared that encryption is essential to freedom of speech. "Without anonymising tools, many people will find it far harder to express opinions without censure, it says. 'Encryption and anonymity, separately or together, create a zone of privacy to protect opinion and belief,' says the report written by David Kaye, a special rapporteur in the UN's office of the high commissioner for human rights."

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