Human rights and digital freedom

Respecting human rights in the digital society should not mean only or mainly adopting new laws: this may appear tempting in order to meet expectations of quantitative evidence of what is being done. Implementing human rights entails the need to balance different rights or rights of different people against one-another – this difficult and delicate balancing cannot be simplified and described in a law or even less put into an excel sheet. We need to be aware of the importance to understand human rights, to involve creative lawyers in establishing systems for e-governance or other digital issues and discuss new ways to enforce rights in a globalised world with powerful private entities. 

Who is the Conference for?

Government decision makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-Governance strategies,

Donor organisations supporting development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions

Companies developing e-Governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation

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