Tag Archives: Human Rights

Council of Europe publish recommendations for the regulation of AI to protect human rights

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has recently published recommendations for improving compliance with human rights regulations by parties developing, deploying or implementing artificial intelligence (AI). The recommendations are addressed to Member States. The principles concern stakeholders who significantly influence the development and implementation of an AI system. The Commissioner has focussed on … Continue Reading

Joint Committee on Human Rights launches inquiry into Article 8 and the digital revolution

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into the right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the “Digital Revolution”. The inquiry will examine whether further safeguards to regulate the collection, use, tracking, retention and disclosure of personal data by private companies are required to … Continue Reading

EU Data Protection Ethics Advisory Board to be Established because “adherence to the law is not enough”, says EDPS

Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”), has announced plans to set up a new European Ethics Advisory Board to address the technological challenges of the 21st century in a world where there are now more connected devices on the planet than people. He stated, “in today’s digital environment, adherence to the law is … Continue Reading

ICANN urged to take international and security rules seriously by Council of Europe

The Council of Europe released a Declaration encouraging the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (‘ICANN’), when developing policies for the Internet’s domain name system, to consider international privacy, security and human rights laws and policies. The Council has no legal power to force any changes on ICANN, but, having official observer status within … Continue Reading
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