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Freedom of Association on the Internet

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (hrpc RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Niels ten Oever , Gisela Perez de Acha
Last updated 2018-08-20 (Latest revision 2018-05-29)
Replaced by draft-irtf-hrpc-association
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
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Stream IRTF state Replaced
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-irtf-hrpc-association
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This document scopes the relation between Internet protocols and the right to freedom of assembly and association. Increasingly, the Internet mediates our lives, our relationships and our ability to exercise our human rights. The Internet provides a global public space, but one that is built predominantly on private infrastructure. Since Internet protocols play a central role in the management, development and use of the Internet, the relation between protocols and the aforementioned rights should be documented and any adverse impacts of this relation should be mitigated.


Niels ten Oever
Gisela Perez de Acha

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