Financial equality, the ignored human right: how e-currencies can level the playing field

Zeina Abu-Meita, Nicholas Inglis

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Abstract

Digitisation of currency is inevitable as less people are using cash, and
reliance on plastic, apps and online services is increasing.
Anonymity/privacy, equal access to financial services, and monetary
sovereignty are but a few issues that arise from digitisation. Since most efinancial services are provided through corporate means,
anonymity/privacy have been eroded and also excluded for those who are
not target clients, therefore creating a gap in financial equality.
Governments could attempt to limit the growing financial inequality by
granting their citizens, through the law, universal access to financial
services as a basic human right. Human rights, via the law, would
then drive the direction of the technology, rather than commercial
interests
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-142
Number of pages38
JournalGriffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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