Parallel Session 7: Security and Human Rights in the Digital Age

Parallel Session 7: Security and Human Rights in the Digital Age

The recently passed CLOUD Act in the United States and the EU’s current efforts to pass a new legal instrument on access to evidence are just two recent examples of how law enforcement and public prosecution are adapting their protocols to the digital sphere. The Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe aims to protect persons and their rights in cyberspace. While governments are under pressure to respond to existing and emerging security threats, it is essential that measures to protect public safety and security respect human rights law. This session will explore how to ensure security in the digital age in a way that is rights-respecting and open, inclusive and transparent.