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“HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN NEGLECTED AND BLATANTLY VIOLATED ALL OVER THE WORLD. THESE HUMAN RIGHTS (HR) AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (FR) HAVE NOW TAKEN AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT SHAPE IN THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) DRIVEN WORLD. THE NATIONS ARE INCREASINGLY BECOMING “POLICE STATES” AND “ENDEMIC SURVEILLANCE SOCIETIES”. THE VICES OF ILLEGAL E-SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY VIOLATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, ETC ARE BECOMING COMMON AND WIDELY SPREAD ALL OVER THE WORLD. THIS PLATFORM IS TRYING TO PROVIDE “TECHNO-LEGAL REMEDIES” TO NETIZENS SO THAT THEY MAY PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE “OVER ZEALOUS AND OVER CAUTIOUS STATE ACTIONS” THAT ARE BY THEIR VERY NATURE ILLEGAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND INHUMAN.” Human Rights Protection in Cyberspace is an extension of traditional Human Rights that are available in a real life situation. With the growing use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in our day to day affairs, our Human Rights in Cyberspace are frequently violated by Governmental as well as Non-Governmental entities, persons and organisations. The traditional “Welfare States” are now working as “E-Police States” and “Endemic E-Surveillance States”. The ICT Trends In India 2009 clearly established this position in India. Civil Liberties like Privacy Rights, Right to Speech and Expression, Right to Data Protection, Right against E-Surveillance by State, Right against Internet Censorship by State, Right to Information, etc are in serious jeopardy due to growing and unaccounted governmental intrusions and violations. To safeguard our Human Rights in Cyberspace we need an effective Techno-Legal Framework .At the same time we also need “Private Defence in Cyberspace ”against an overzealous and over guarded E-Police State. This initiative would act as a "Centre for Protection of Human Rights in Cyberspace" and aims at providing techno-legal framework as well as means and tools to exercise private defence in cyberspace against Governmental and Non Governmental violators and aggressors who violate Human Rights in Cyberspace without“ Proper Authority” and “Constitutional Authority”. At the same time we would also provide a “Techno-Legal Framework” for Data Protection Law In India, Privacy Rights Protection In India, formulation of Privacy Laws In India, Legal Frameworks for E-Governance in India, Legal Frameworks for E-Commerce in India, Legal Framework for implementation of Projects like Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) Project (CCTNS Project), National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) of India, E-Surveillance under the Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act 2000) and other laws, etc. A sound and effective Techno-Legal Crisis Management Plan (CMP) would also be suggested by us. Summit meetings and world conferences have been convened on issues ranging from sustainable development to social development, and women and children. In December 2003, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was convened under the auspices of the United Nations. This meeting aimed to stimulate action to ensure that the information societies that are emerging today are more, rather than less, equitable than the societies that have preceded them. Summit meetings generally lead to declarations of principles and intended actions. These are the result of lengthy negotiations that seek to find common ground between the disparate interests of government, business and, in the case of the WSIS, civil society, representatives from around the world. One important area that engendered considerable debate in the case of this Summit and the necessity for compromise was a core issue that is addressed in this volume – human rights and their legal protection. Human rights in the digital age are being contested very openly today. The text of the WSIS Declaration of Principles...
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