HRBDT at Re:publica Panel on Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age

On 20 October 2016, Daragh Murray participated in a panel discussion on ‘Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age’, which explored how human rights principles can be applied in the digital context and how individuals should be treated by States and corporations.

Daragh highlighted the human rights law implications and raised questions relating to the relationship with data protection law. He also spoke on the benefits and risks for rights in the digital age, how big data can be used to facilitate and transform human rights protection, as well as the chilling effect that widespread surveillance creates, and particular dangers for human rights defenders and journalists.

The panel was hosted by re:publica in co-operation with Goethe-Institut Irland and Digital Rights Ireland. Please see here for more information on the panel, including an audio recording.