Government Internet kill switches violate human rights
According to Yael Graur in Forbes/Tech ‘Government Internet Kill Switches Violate Human Rights, But Telecom Companies Can Fight Back‘, governments have shut down mobile Internet access as a way of disrupting demonstrations. The Institute for Human Rights and Business has launched a case study: ‘Security v Access: The Impact of Mobile Network Shutdowns – Case Study: Telenor Pakistan‘. The government of Iraq has allegedly shut down mobile communications to stop student cheating on school examination. The article also offers some recommendations to telcos to address similar cases.