January 24, 2022

Internet: UNESCO Publishes First Draft of New Study on Privacy, Access to Info, Freedom of Expression, and Ethics

The complete title of the study (first public draft) released by UNESCO earlier today at a meeting in Paris is: Keystones To Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies: Access To Information And Knowledge, Freedom Of Expression, Privacy, And Ethics On A Global Internet.


The transnational and multi-dimensional nature of Cyberspace and its growing importance presents new frontiers with unparalleled opportunities and challenges for access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and ethics.

The Internet Study being undertaken by UNESCO is seeking to provide the necessary clarity to support holistic approaches to addressing this broad range of interrelated issues as well as their short and long-term effects.

Two versions of the draft are available:

1. “Simple” Version (80 pages; PDF)

2. Complete Version (96 pages; PDF)

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.