Privacy, Surveillance, Data

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Privacy, Surveillance, Data

What does the right to privacy mean in the digital age? The digital age challenges the 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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Privacy, surveillance, data

Special Rapporteurs

Protection and use of health-related data

Report presented to the 74th session of the UNGA in 2019 on the protection and use of health-related data, examining, among other things, that artificial intelligence, algorithmic transparency, and big data, recommending that medical algorithms should be regulated transparently, fairly and predictably; that all algorithms and artificial intelligence should facilitate monitoring for adverse effects, including characteristics protected under applicable laws and United Nations conventions; and that processes and systems must be designed and implemented to identify and address algorithmic bias

2019

Privacy, surveillance, data

Special Rapporteurs

Big Data and Open Data

Report presented to the 71st session of the UNGA in 2016 outlining the mandate's priorities and activities, namely Thematic Action Streams (TAS) on Big Data and Open Data; Security and Surveillance; Health Data; Personal data processed by corporations; and A better understanding of Privacy

2016

Privacy, surveillance, data; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Counter terrorism and mass digital surveillance

Report presented to the 69th session of the UNGA in 2014 on counter terrorism and mass digital surveillance

2014

Privacy, surveillance, data; Discrimination and equality

Special Rapporteurs

Privacy in the context of security and surveillance, from a gender perspective

Report presented to the 40th session of the HRC in 2019 on privacy in the context of security and surveillance, from a gender perspective, and in relation to health data. In addition, the Taskforce on Health Data identified a range of issues, such as 'Smart' implanted health devices devices/prostheses that transmit ongoing real life data back to companies and others, which positions the 'body as data' and subject to use in legal proceedings, and artificial intelligence/machine learning and automatic processing, that will be explored in consultations during 2019

2019

Privacy, surveillance, data;

Special Rapporteurs

Privacy and technology, big data analytics, and surveillance

Report presented to the 31st session of the HRC in 2016 outlining the mandate's priorities, including on privacy and technology, big data analytics, and surveillance

2016

Privacy, surveillance, data; Civic space and content governance;

Special Rapporteurs

Freedom of expression emanating from widespread digital surveillance

Privacy, surveillance, data

2019

Privacy, surveillance, data

Special Rapporteurs

Governmental surveillance activities

Report presented to the 34th session of the HRC in 2017 on governmental surveillance activities from a national and international perspective, outlining approaches to a more privacyfriendly oversight of government surveillance

2017

Privacy, surveillance, data; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Mass digital surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes

Report presented to the 34th session of the HRC in 2017 on the developments that have taken place in connection with the principal issues addressed in each of his previous thematic reports, including on the use of remotely piloted aircraft in extraterritorial lethal counter-terrorism operations and mass digital surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes

2017

Security – Counter-Terrorism; Privacy, surveillance, data

Special Rapporteurs

Counter terrorism and mass digital surveillance

Report presented to the 69th session of the UNGA in 2014 on counter terrorism and mass digital surveillance

2014

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