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

  • Aug022016

    Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations in the Context of State Surveillance Activities?

    On 16 May 2016, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which was established under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)…

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    HRBDT
  • Mar302016

    Digital Disruption of Human Rights

    As published on Just Security on 25 March 2016.  Last week, we explored the conceptual challenges to the universal human…

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    HRBDT
  • Mar232016

    So Software Has Eaten the World: What Does It Mean for Human Rights, Security & Governance?

    As published on Just Security on 18 March 2016.  In 2011, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen famously wrote…

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    HRBDT
  • Mar222016

    First Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy to the Human Rights Council

    As published on EJIL:Talk! on 18 March 2016.  In March 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council created a new…

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    HRBDT
  • Feb022016

    Embedding Human Rights in Internet Governance

    As published on EJIL:Talk! on 3 November 2015.  In Resolution 56/183 (2001), the UN General Assembly welcomed the creation of…

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    HRBDT

Our Partners

Queen Mary University of London
University of Cambridge
Eye Witness Media
FXB Center for Health & Human Rights
Human Rights Data Analysis Group
Universal Rights Group
World Health Organisation
Geneva Academy