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Are data rights human rights? Show more Show less
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In the past few years personal data protection has become a major issue. As data is gathered at an unprecedented scale, that data is used to generate profit and often manipulate users, and has led to data breaches that have caused great harm. Are data rights now human rights?

No, data rights are seperate from and different than human rights Show more Show less

Data is not meant to be kept private. Just like public records are available for anyone to obtain, data is similar in that it is easily accessible to anyone who knows how to get it. It is also a commodity, as users often buy or sell data for various purposes. Data rights are different than human rights, because they are just like public records and information.
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Data is a commodity that is bought and sold

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