Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye** (A/HRC/29/32)

22 May 2015

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In the report, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 25/2, the Special Rapporteur addresses the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communications. Drawing from research on international and national norms and jurisprudence, and the input of States and civil society, the report concludes that encryption and anonymity enable individuals to exercise their rights to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age and, as such, deserve strong protection.