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Privacy, Surveillance, Data

What does the right to privacy mean in the digital age? The digital age challenges traditional notions of privacy. Digital technologies enhance the capacity of States, companies and individuals to conduct surveillance, interception and data collection. What is the human rights framework applicable to the development, use, and sale of surveillance technologies? What are the human rights standards that should regulate data collection, storage and use? And what are the human rights safeguards that need to be put in place?

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Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; SDGs and Digital Divide,

General Assembly

Sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Mama Fatima Singhateh

2022

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance

Human Rights Council

Safety of Journalists

Report presented at the 49th session of the Human Rights Council that examines the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by States regarding the safety and work of journalists and media workers, and describes trends and good practices, including from a gender perspective.

2022

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance, Security -Counter-Terrorism; Business and Private Sector

Human Rights Council

Protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests during crisis situations

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule

2022

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide; Business and Private Sector; Security - Counter-Terrorism

Human Rights Council

Internet shutdowns: trends, causes, legal implications and impacts on a range of human rights

Report presented at the 50th session of HRC that provides an overview of trends in Internet shutdowns. It contains an analysis of their causes and the legal implications and the impact on human rights thereof, the roles of companies, the existing efforts to promote Internet connectivity and provide development aid, and the relevance of such efforts for detecting, preventing and responding to shutdowns, as well as a set of recommended measures for ending shutdowns and minimizing their impact.

2022

Privacy, Data and Surveillance

Special Rapporteurs

Privacy and personal data protection in Ibero-America

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Ana Brian Nougreres

2022

Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Impact of the digitalization of education on the right to education

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumbou Boly Barry, in which she addresses the risks and opportunities of the digitalization of education and their impact on the right to education.

2022

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Working Group

Girls' and young women's activism

Report of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls

2022

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Security - Counter-Terrorism; Business and Private Sector

Special Rapporteurs

Reinforcing media freedom and the safety of journalists in the digital age

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

2022

Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Human Rights Council

Statistics and data collection under Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Report presented to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council providing an overview of State obligations under article 31 of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to collect and maintain data for the purpose of developing evidence-based policies aimed at realizing the rights set out in the Convention.

2021