HRBDT Conference – Human Rights in a Digital Age

HRBDT Conference – Human Rights in a Digital Age
May 2, 2018 HRBDT
In Events, Upcoming Events

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project is delighted to announce its forthcoming conference:

Human Rights in a Digital Age

24 May 2018

Geneva

Please see below for the latest conference programme. For further information about the conference please email hrbdt@essex.ac.uk or register for the conference via Eventbrite here.

Programme

9.30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00 – 10.10: Welcome Remarks

10.10 – 10.30: Briefing on the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project  

10.30 – 11.00: Keynote Address 

Peggy Hicks (Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00: Advancing Human Rights in the Digital Age

The opportunities of big data, AI and associated technologies:

  • Humanitarian crises and response in relation to refugees and IDPs
  • Human rights protection including to strengthen evidence gathering, monitoring and reporting of potential violations
  • The right to health including access to health services, diagnosis and treatment for individuals and society.

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Risks and Challenges to Human Rights in the Digital Age

The range of potential human rights implications of big data, AI and associated technologies, including and beyond privacy:

  • Impacts on the right to privacy
  • Impacts on freedom of expression, participation, and assembly and association
  • Impacts on non-discrimination.

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30: Responding to Risks and Challenges: Human Rights Frameworks in the Digital Age

  • National oversight systems: The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and the potential for reconciling the opportunities offered by big data and new technologies while meeting the challenges
  • Challenges and lessons for effective oversight of non-State actors
  • Ways to advance human rights frameworks for the digital age.

17.30 – 18.30: Drinks Reception and Close

 

 Venue

Plenary Room C1

Maison de la Paix Meeting Centre (Petals 5 & 6)

Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2

1202 Geneva