Human Rights in the Digital Age

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):