Privacy at the UN

Expert workshop on the right to privacy
Geneva 19-20 February 2018
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Privacy at the UN

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organised an expert workshop on the right to privacy in Geneva on 19-20 February.

Its purpose was to identify and clarify principles, standards and best practices regarding the promotion and protection of the right to privacy in the digital age, including the responsibility of business enterprises in this regard.

The Head of the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe contributed to this dynamic discussion (see Programme of work) and promoted Convention 108 and the work of the Committee, underlining in particular some aspects of the modernisation of the Convention meant to address new challenges to the right to data protection.

All relevant stakeholders are invited to provide input on the report and human rights challenges relating to the right to privacy in the digital age. The report will be submitted to the Human Rights Council at its 39th session (10-28 September).