New and emerging digital technologies continue to cause or contribute toward significant change in the transformation of society, and may, therefore, constitute powerful tools in their capacity to make significant positive contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights. At the same time, these rapid developments also raise serious questions as to the potential risks posed by negative impacts on human rights, and how appropriate responses to the challenges can be undertaken.
This panel discussion, co-organized with the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the permanent missions of Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Morocco, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Singapore, is part of an initiative to generate focus on, and attention to, the human rights challenges arising from new and emerging digital technologies, while realizing their possible contribution to the full enjoyment of human rights. It aims:
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