- ¿Qué son los neuroderechos?
What are neuro rights?
Right to protect the mental privacy and the identity of the people are some points that include the neuro-rights.
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Neuro-rights are intended to protect mental privacy
, in the face of technologies capable of decoding the information we have in our brain. And precisely Chile is one of the places in the world that is already trying to legislate this type of action.
It seeks to protect people's mental privacy and the right to identity.
These concepts include protection of thoughts
, medical data of the brains of users
and even the
confidentiality of the treatment of organ transplantation
In Chile, it is seeking to integrate neuro-rights into the Constitution
after the neuroscientist Rafael Yuste, from Columbia University, put the issue on the table worldwide. One of the strengths of this legislation is anticipating future technologies and the possible risks they entail
One of the technologies under investigation is to connect the brain to external devices such as prostheses of people who have had to amputate parts of their body. There are also technologies such as Facebook that sell the translation of words from the brain to the computer without the need to verbalize it. As well as experiments that include information linked to artificial intelligence.
Facebook's neurotechnology lab presents a prototype that can read a few words from our minds. It is very difficult to establish this worldwide, since it mixes scientific components with other debates that are still being worked on. Among them, that of privacy and data protection. In Chile they still do not have an updated data protection law, since the current one dates from 1999.
The important thing is that both in Chile and in the rest of the countries have a regulation on data protection
and an authority to watch over it.
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