New human rights to protect against ‘mind hacking’ and brain data theft proposed

New human rights to protect against ‘mind hacking’ and brain data theft proposed

New human rights to protect against ‘mind hacking’ and brain data theft proposed 150 150 icnagency

By: Ian Sample Science editor |

New human rights to protect against ‘mind hacking’ and brain data theft proposed

| Neuroscience | The Guardian

A response to advances in neurotechnology that can read or alter brain activity, new human rights would protect people from theft, abuse and hacking

New human rights that would protect people from having their thoughts and other brain information stolen, abused or hacked have been proposed by researchers.

The move is a response to the rapid advances being made with technologies that read or alter brain activity and which many expect to bring enormous benefits to people’s lives in the coming years.

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