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

  • Apr212017

    Algorithmic Decision-Making and Human Rights

    ‘Man Vs. Machine’. ‘How algorithms rule the world’. ‘How algorithms rule our working lives’. ‘How Machines Learn to be Racist.’…

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  • Feb132017

    Data for Social Change | An Interview with Andrew Stott

    The open data initiative has gained traction and visibility in recent years, particularly with various governments releasing a wide range…

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    HRBDT
  • Jan162017

    Privacy: System Failure | An Interview with Gus Hosein

    Gus Hosein has worked at the intersection of technology and human rights for over fifteen years. He has acted as…

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    HRBDT
  • Nov162016

    Human Rights in the Digital Age: The Perils of Big Data and Technology (Part II)

    Editor’s note: This post forms part of a larger series addressing key issues related to human rights, technology and big data.  Last…

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  • Nov162016

    Human Rights in the Digital Age: The Promises of Big Data and Technology (Part I)

    Editor’s note: This post forms part of a larger series addressing key issues related to human rights, technology and big…

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    HRBDT

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