QUIC Human Rights Review
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Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group           B. Martini
Internet-Draft                                    Harvard Kennedy School
Intended status: Informational                              N. ten Oever
Expires: April 25, 2019                          University of Amsterdam
                                                        October 22, 2018

                        QUIC Human Rights Review
                      draft-martini-hrpc-quichr-00

Abstract

   QUIC is a new transport protocol that provides low-latency
   communication and security.  QUIC's key features include faster
   connection establishment, stream-based multiplexing, improved loss
   recovery, and no head-of-line blocking.  This document assesses the
   potential human rights implications emerging from the deployment of
   QUIC.  The assessment is done based on the methodology articulated in
   [RFC8280].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Vocabulary Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Review Methodology and Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Human Rights Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Connectivity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.1.1.  Latency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.1.2.  Congestion Control and Loss Recovery  . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.3.  Reduced Head-Of-Line Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.4.  Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.2.1.  Encryption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.2.2.  Transparent Proxying  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.3.  Multiple Streams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.4.  Packet Number Encryption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.5.  Padding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.6.  Lawful Intercept  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.7.  Spin Bit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.8.  Packet Injection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.3.  Content Agnosticism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.4.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.5.  Internationalization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.6.  Censorship Resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.7.  Open Standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.8.  Heterogeneity Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.9.  Anonymity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.10. Pseudonymity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.11. Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.12. Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.13. Authenticity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.14. Adaptability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.15. Outcome Transparency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.15.1.  Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       4.15.2.  Permissionless Innovation and Its Challenges . . . .  15
       4.15.3.  Privacy, Power and Consolidation . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.15.4.  Transparency and IoT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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