Every human being has the right to far-reaching privacy. Privacy not only guarantees much-needed intimacy and methods of protection, but also contributes positively to development in the sense of personal autonomy.
Privacy is not just about the right to be left alone. In addition, and above all else, it means the protection of social interactions in such a way that the parties involved can interact freely without losing control of the information they are sharing. Privacy ensures freedom in social interactions.
Technology must not be deployed on a large scale against human beings in order to be able to use only a small part of the harvested information against a small group of malicious parties.
Local authorities must ensure that the internet is secure and protects users from invasions of privacy and security. A digital environment not subject to extensive corporate control, possibly even by foreign companies, is a key building-block for humanity’s digital future.