As with all articles of the declaration, they contain few words to make the point clear. Perhaps too few words we might think, especially since technology has advanced so much since the declaration was written. But there are some following basic things that we can derive from the declaration:
- Correspondence originally referred to communication using letters. Today, it includes electronic communication such as email.
- The use of the words arbitrary interference means there are non-arbitrary forms of interference that are acceptable, without breaking the UN declaration. What could those be? Modern privacy laws provide the answer (see the following sections).
- The definition contains a double negation: You have a right ...