Digital Rights 2014

The annual Article 3 Advisors Human Rights Day luncheon is a time to take pause and reflect on pressing human rights issues and in doing so, raise awareness among philanthropists, activists, change agents and practitioners. Our first annual luncheon was focused on "Protecting Human Rights in the Digital Age", a topic that many believe to be the next important frontier of international human rights.

DIGITAL RIGHTS IS THE COMBINATION OF THE RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF OPINION AND EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION, PRIVACY AND TO SEEK, RECEIVE AND IMPART INFORMATION. 

This program primarily addressed what constitutes digital rights, their intersection with more traditional human rights, the implications of data security and privacy on U.S. policy and the globalization of digital rights as it pertains to freedom of expression, internet access and privacy.

It was our hope that this convening would be a catalyst for dialogue among key stakeholders, philanthropists, human rights practitioners, civic leaders, technologists and digital rights activists and that it would provide funders with a learning opportunity to potentially engage in the digital rights space. 


Speakers

Eileen Donahoe , Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council


Eileen Donahoe, Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Jim Fruchterman , CEO of Benetech


Jim Fruchterman, CEO of Benetech

Del Harvey , Vice President of Trust & Safety at Twitter


Del Harvey, Vice President of Trust & Safety at Twitter

Elliot Schrage , Vice President of Communications, Public Policy and Platform Marketing at Facebook


Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Communications, Public Policy and Platform Marketing at Facebook

Brett Solomon , Co-Founder and Executive Director of Access


Brett Solomon, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Access

Tiffany Shlain  [Moderator], Founder of The Webby Awards and Co-Founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences


Tiffany Shlain [Moderator], Founder of The Webby Awards and Co-Founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences


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