Research into Human Rights Protocol Considerations
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Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group         N. ten Oever
Internet-Draft                                                ARTICLE 19
Intended status: Informational                                   C. Cath
Expires: January 17, 2018                      Oxford Internet Institute
                                                           July 16, 2017

           Research into Human Rights Protocol Considerations
                      draft-irtf-hrpc-research-14

Abstract

   This document aims to propose guidelines for human rights
   considerations, similar to the work done on the guidelines for
   privacy considerations [RFC6973].  If you want to apply this work to
   your own, you can directly go to Section 6.  The rest of the document
   explains the background of the guidelines and how they were
   developed.

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This informational document has consensus for publication from the
   Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Human Right Protocol
   Considerations Research Group.  It is the first milestone in a longer
   term research effort and has been reviewed both by the research group
   and by individuals from outside the research group.  Many of the
   topics discussed are still under discussion in the research group and
   will be subjects of continuing research.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Vocabulary used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Research Questions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   4.  Literature and Discussion Review  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     5.1.  Data Sources  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       5.1.1.  Discourse analysis of RFCs  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.1.2.  Interviews with members of the IETF community . . . .  16
       5.1.3.  Participant observation in Working Groups . . . . . .  16
     5.2.  Data analysis strategies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.2.1.  Identifying qualities of technical concepts that
               relate to human rights  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.2.2.  Relating human rights to technical concepts . . . . .  18
       5.2.3.  Map cases of protocols, implementations and
               networking paradigms that adversely impact human
               rights or are enablers thereof  . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   6.  Model for developing human rights protocol considerations . .  39
     6.1.  Human rights threats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
     6.2.  Guidelines for human rights considerations  . . . . . . .  41
       6.2.1.  Connectivity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
       6.2.2.  Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
       6.2.3.  Content agnosticism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
       6.2.4.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
       6.2.5.  Internationalization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44
       6.2.6.  Censorship resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
       6.2.7.  Open Standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
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