Doing human rights right at the internet infrastructure level. Wow.
Read about this for quite sometime, the works by IETF and friends, but mostly from ones that related to HTTP/2 development. Today I’m learning more on these efforts (and beyond) during APC Member Meeting 2017. Thanks to Avri Doria.
- RFC 6973 – Privacy Considerations for Internet Protocols
- RFC 7624 – Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive Surveillance: A Threat Model and Problem Statement
- RFC 7626 – DNS Privacy Considerations
- RFC 7696 (BCP 201) – Guidelines for Cryptographic Algorithm Agility and Selecting Mandatory-to-Implement Algorithms
- RFC 7721 – Security and Privacy Considerations for IPv6 Address Generation Mechanisms
- RFC 7819 – Privacy Considerations for DHCP
- RFC 8065 – Privacy Considerations for IPv6 Adaptation-Layer Mechanisms
Find out more RFC (request for comment) documents at Internet Architecture Board – Privacy and Security Program.
More explanations on human rights and internet engineering standards here:
- The Privacy is in the Protocol: Why Civil Society Needs to Pay Attention to the IETF by Mallory Knodel
- Engineering and lawyering privacy by design: understanding online privacy both as a technical and an international human rights issue by Adamantia Rachovitsa.
Also these initiatives:
- Human Rights Protocol Considerations [hrpc.io] [IETF Datatracker]
- Internet-Draft – Freedom of Association on the Internet
- W3C Privacy
(photo by thierry ehrmann. Creative Commons Attribution License)