Expert Seminar on Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Privacy

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights organised an expert seminar to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) affects the enjoyment of the right to privacy and to articulate the safeguards necessary to promote and protect the right to privacy in the digital age.

The expert seminar took place over two afternoons on 27 and 28 May 2020. Project Director Lorna McGregor spoke at a session focused on the importance of upholding the right to privacy and on how privacy interference by AI applications (by governments and business enterprises) can undermine other human rights and principles, such as the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of expression, access to health, social security and non-discrimination.

A recording of the seminar is available here.