Rights, Regulation and Remedies

Work Stream One focuses on how technology and big data are reshaping the conceptualisation of rights in today’s digital age. It provides an insight into the nature of, and connections between, the positive and negative human rights implications of technology and big data and maps the existing and developing legal responses at the international and multi-stakeholder forum levels.

Work Stream One acts as a hub for Work Streams Two to Four. As well as providing the overarching frameworks within which the other Work Streams will work, it assesses outputs from Work Streams Two to Four, identifying areas of connectivity and analysing and proposing solutions to challenges highlighted by the following overarching and cross-cutting themes:

  • The scope and meaning of human rights in a digital age;
  • Developing methodology for the investigation of the positive and negative uses of technology and big data; and
  • Regulation of State and non-State actors in the use of technology and big data.

Work Stream One feeds back into Work Streams Two to Four, shaping their activities and providing wider context, knowledge and a more informed basis for the approaches developed in each thematic area.

Publications

Submission to the WSIS+10 Review

The Zero Draft and Human Rights Issues

Submission to the WSIS+10 Review

The Zero Draft and Human Rights Issues

Submission to the WSIS+10 Review

The Zero Draft and Human Rights Issues

Submission to the WSIS+10 Review

The Zero Draft and Human Rights Issues

Submission to the WSIS+10 Review

The Draft Outcome Document and Human Rights Issues

Submission to OHCHR

Ways to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide from a Human Rights Perspective

Working Paper - Hiding in Plain Sight?

The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ and Search Engines in the Context of International Data Protection Frameworks

(K Garstka and D Erdos, forthcoming in Report of the 2017 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility)

Submission to the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

A Human Rights-Based Approach to the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence

Platform Regulations: How Platforms are Regulated and How They Regulate Us

Official 2017 Outcome of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility

(Chapters authored by Krisztina Huszti-Orban, Krzysztof Garstka and David Erdos)

 

From Cyberpunk to Regulation

Digitised Memories as Personal and Sensitive Data within the EU Data Protection Law

(Krzysztof Garstka, Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law)

 

Internet Intermediaries and Counter-Terrorism: Between Self-Regulation and Outsourcing Law Enforcement

Krisztina Huszti-Orban

10th International Conference on Cyber Conflict Proceedings

(2018)

 

Submission to OHCHR

The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

(2018)

 

Human Rights in a Digital Age Conference, Geneva

Conference Paper – 24 May 2018

 

Blog

  • Oct162018

    Free, Informed and Unambiguous Consent in the Digital Age: Fiction or Possibility?

    On 10 July, the Human Rights, Big Data, and Technology Project (HRBDT) co-hosted an event in London with the Law…

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    HRBDT
  • Sep152018

    Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom – Some initial thoughts

    On Thursday, 13 September 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down their decision in Big Brother Watch and…

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    HRBDT
  • Sep042018

    A Brief Review of the OHCHR Consultation on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) conducted a consultation on the right to privacy…

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    HRBDT
  • Aug172018

    How Does Content Moderation Affect Human Rights? Commentary on the Case of Infowars

    On 6 August 2018, Apple, Facebook and Spotify removed content from Alex Jones’s Infowars pages and accounts on their platforms, which were…

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    HRBDT
  • Aug032018

    RightsCon 2018 – Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI

    Artificial intelligence’s (AI) impact on society demands scrutiny of the ways in which it is designed and deployed. Debates have…

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    HRBDT

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