Guidelines for Human Rights Protocol Considerations
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Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research GroupN. ten Oever (editor)
Internet-Draft                                                ARTICLE 19
Intended status: Informational                            March 20, 2018
Expires: September 21, 2018

          Guidelines for Human Rights Protocol Considerations
                     draft-irtf-hrpc-guidelines-00

Abstract

   This document proposes guidelines for human rights considerations,
   similar to the work done on the guidelines for privacy considerations
   [RFC6973].  This is an updated version of the guidelines for human
   rights considerations in [RFC8280].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Vocabulary used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Model for developing human rights protocol considerations . .   2
     3.1.  Human rights threats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Guidelines for human rights considerations  . . . . . . .   4
       3.2.1.  Connectivity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.2.2.  Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.2.3.  Content agnosticism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.2.4.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.5.  Internationalization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.6.  Censorship resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.7.  Open Standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.8.  Heterogeneity Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.9.  Pseudonymity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.10. Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.11. Localization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.12. Decentralization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.2.13. Reliability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.2.14. Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.2.15. Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       3.2.16. Authenticity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       3.2.17. Adaptability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       3.2.18. Outcome Transparency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       3.2.19. Anonymity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   4.  Document Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   8.  Research Group Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     9.1.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     9.2.  URIs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26

1.  Introduction

2.  Vocabulary used

3.  Model for developing human rights protocol considerations

   This section outlines a set of human rights protocol considerations
   for protocol developers.  It provides questions engineers should ask
   themselves when developing or improving protocols if they want to
   understand their human rights impact.  It should however be noted
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