Shaping a digital future for all: Our voice, our data, our privacy

 (Berlin, Germany) The internet offers great opportunities for freedom of expression, participation and transparency. For human rights defenders worldwide, it is a lifeline to share information and make their voices heard. At the same time, online-surveillance, censorship, hate speech and data abuse have risen dramatically. In many developing countries, the effects are particularly chilling. 

This half-day conference brings together human rights defenders, development experts, policy-makers and tech managers from Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Germany and the US to discuss promising approaches and challenges for inclusive digital societies:

  • How can the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy be protected in the light of shrinking space for civil society?
  • What are the human rights risks of big data analytics and machine-based decision-making for citizens in the Global South?
  • How can development cooperation maximize benefits such as better access to information, health and education and address the challenges of algorithms working as biased black boxes?

 

UN Global Pulse is pleased to be one of the expert speakers in the debate and is looking forward to sharing it's experience in the field of big data, AI, and other emergencies technologies to accelerate achievement of the SDGs. 

Read more: http://bit.ly/2s1SXuK

 

Date: 
Thu, 2018-06-14 16:00 to 20:00