8 March 2016
How can the Human Rights Council (HRC) and the General Assembly (GA) address the challenges related to the realization of the Right to Privacy in the digital age? What are the achievements to date and what can be done concretely in the UN human rights framework?
This side event aims at discussing strategies and avenues to further advance the right to privacy in the digital age. Panelists will notably debate current challenges, achievements so far at the HRC and GA, and way forward. The public will also have the opportunity to exchange with the newly appointed Special Rapporteur, notably on his first report.
Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy
Eileen Donahoe, Director of Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch
Joseph Cannataci, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
Carly Nyst, Human Rights Lawyer, independent consultant focusing on privacy, technology, and freedom of expression
Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Lorna McGregor, Director, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex