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.