The Interplay Between Human Rights and Technology

ITU The Interplay Between Human Rights and Technology
December 8
2:00 pm
 – 3:30 pm

As we approach Human Rights Day, celebrated annually on 10 December, we invite you to join us to speak to leading experts within the field of human rights in cyberspace during our Episode 39: “The Interplay Between Human Rights and Technology”. It will explore the complex relationship between human rights and the digital realm.

Last February, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, emphasized the necessity of incorporating human rights into technical standards during a high-level meeting at the World Standards Cooperation (WSC). Moreover, several Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly resolutions address human rights and digital technology issues and the development of the “UN Secretary-General’s Guidance on Human Rights Due Diligence for Digital Technology Use” is currently underway.

Our discussion will tackle essential questions, including safeguarding privacy, data protection, the impact of emerging technologies on our rights, and the crucial role of technical standardization.

Target Audience

Participation is open to the ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates, ITU Academia, and to any individual from a country that is a member of the ITU and who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations. Participation to the webinar is free of charge.

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