The same rights that people have offline must also be protected online is the underlying principle for human rights on the Internet.

The human rights basket includes online aspects of the following human rights: 

The basket also dedicates a space to human rights principles, which are overarching principles that apply to all human rights.

Human rights issues are cross-cutting and interdependent. For example, freedom of expression and information is strongly related to access to the Internet. Protection of minority rights is influenced by multilingualism and the promotion of cultural diversity. Ensuring the protection of privacy is important in dealing with cybersecurity.