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UNITED NATIONS

Human Rights and
Digital Technology

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Welcome to the United Nations Hub for Human Rights and Digital Technology. As our world becomes ever-more digital, there is a greater need for our rights to be respected both online and offline. The UN has been considering how our valuable human rights protections apply in the digital space. You can find the full scope of key texts, including standards, analysis, and recommendations emerging from the United Nations human rights mechanisms, on this site.

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"Together, as we seek to recover from the pandemic, we must learn to better curtail harmful use of digital technology and to better unleash its power as a democratizing force and an enabler."

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL
ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

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SDGs and digital divide

Special Rapporteurs

Digital interventions and tele-health

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Tlaleng Mofokeng

2021

Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Security - Counter-Terrorism

Working Group

Military and security products and services in cyberspace and their human rights impacts

Report of the Working group on the human rights impacts of mercenaries, mercenary-related actors and private military and security companies engaging in cyberactivities

2021

Artificial Intelligence; Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality

Human Rights Council

Use of artificial intelligence (AI) on the enjoyment of the right to privacy and associated rights

Report the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presented to the 48th session of Human Rights Council

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Safe digital space for women's equal enjoyment of freedom of opinion and expression

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Irene Khan

2021

Discrimination and Equality

Special Rapporteurs

Racial and Xenophobic discrimination and the use of digital technologies in border and immigration enforcement

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, presented to the 48th session of Human Rights Council

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance

Special Rapporteurs

Report on disinformation

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Irene Khan

2021

Privacy, Data, and Surveillance

Special Rapporteurs

Privacy and COVID19

Report by the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph A. Cannataci, on the impact of measures to combat COVID-19 on data protection, technology and surveillance

2021

SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

COVID-19, culture and cultural rights, including digital cultural life and the issue of digital divide

Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, presented to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance; Security - counter-terrorism

Human Rights Council

Civil society space: engagement with international and regional organizations

Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presented to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council

2020