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Human Rights in the Digital Age

Technology and Human Rights


Learn more about your right to privacy, the regulation of artificial intelligence, misleading content and human rights in the digital age.

New Principles for the Digital World 

Technology has become integral to the lives of many, but over the past three decades it has not been well-regulated. The United Nations' Global Digital Compact will outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all. 

However to realise this goal key recommendations were in respect of:

  • Protecting privacy and data
  • Promoting the regulation of artificial intelligence
  • Applying human rights online
  • Introducing accountability criteria for discriminatory and misleading content.

In-depth consultations were run by the Commission with participants attending from government, regulators, business and academia. 

The submission was made directly to the United Nations' Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology on 30 April 2023. This submission will help to inform the Summit of the Future in September 2024.