Expert Workshop on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

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Geneva, Switzerland

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will organise a workshop on the rigt to privacy in the digital age, on 19–20 February 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The workshop is aimed at exchanging international, regional, and national experiences and practices concerning the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in the digital age. The purpose of the discussions is to identify and clarify principles, standards, and best practices in this area, including in relation to the responsibility of business enterprises. 

Some of the topics to be tackled during the two-day event include the role of the right to privacy within the human rights framework and for civic space protection, surveillance and communications interception, securing and protecting online confidentiality, processing of personal data, and safeguards, oversight and remedies. 

Taking into account the discussions at the workshop, the OHCHR will prepare a report on the right to privacy in the digital age, to be submitted to the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

For more information, visit the event webpage

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