Digital technologies raise important concerns about civil liberties. As the cost of collecting, storing, and distributing large amounts of information falls dramatically, the nature of public and private information may be changing; for example, disputes about encryption show the complexity of the relationship between security and privacy. At the same time, the broader access to information offered by digital technologies can be used to advance human rights. Therefore, public leaders need tools to think critically about the implications for human rights of digital technologies.
Human rights and digital technology at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS):
- Faculty: Sam Gregory, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
- Practitioner Affiliate: Beatrice Martini, Human Rights Technology Lead, Aspiration
- Forum event: #Democracy on Fire: Twitter, Social Movements, and the Future of Dissent video
- HKS course (IGA-380M): Human Rights Advocacy Using Video, Social Media, and Participatory Media
- Digital Rights Lecture Series (Spring 2018)