Information Technology vis-a-vis Human Rights: An Analytical and Legal Approach

  • Aarzoo Agarwal
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  • Aarzoo Agarwal

    Advocate at Siliguri District Court, India.

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The explosion of information and communication technology has been the most influential element in the globalisation process. So much have computers invaded every aspect of life, and so quick has been the impact that the institutions of law and justice have been caught unawares. IT has acted as a double-edged sword as, on the one hand, it has benefitted immensely, but at the same time, one of the rising problems is its relation in violation of human rights. The IT legislation arena is a comparatively new field that requires a detailed study into its formulation, strategic development and continuous evaluation in the era of advancement of artificial intelligence and technological dominance. The need of the hour is to analyse the rapid advancement in information technology in the context of the dilapidated and gradual growth of the existing framework of IT legislation and its juxtaposition with Human Rights at the international as well as the domestic level and arrive at a balancing position with regard to the abovementioned inter-related aspects. This calls for the drafting of effective policies, actions and legislation to combat issues arising from the unbridled advancement in technology which in many ways leads to the blatant breach of human rights.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 106 - 122


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