Parallel Session 2: Human Rights and 5G
5G telecommunications technology will change the landscape around user privacy and free expression online. 5G technology, as well as related interoperability, government access, and security standards, are all in the process of development across various geographies, companies, and standard-setting bodies. These standards, together with related company policies, government regulations, and user experiences, will dictate where, when, and how user data can be accessed by governments. 5G will also allow for an expansion in the number and type of networked devices (the “Internet of Things”), which is likely to increase the number and types of companies that may be on the receiving end of government demands for data. This workshop will help educate participants about the ways in which 5G may alter online user experiences, company and government data collection opportunities, and device tracking, as well as current opportunities to participate in processes underway to standardize and regulate this emerging technology.