Digital Partnership: Council of Europe discusses cooperation with IT and internet companies and business associations

Strasbourg 4 February 2022
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On 3 and 4 February, the Council of Europe organised an exchange of views with the 26 members of the Digital Partnership, an initiative aimed at fostering cooperation with internet and IT companies, and their business associations, to promote respect for human rights.

The event – held in the format of a workshop – brought together partner representatives and Council of Europe´s sectoral experts working in various human rights and rule of law topics with a view to discuss the cooperation for 2022-2023.

Since its launch in 2016, the partners have been invited to join Council of Europe activities related to the fight against cybercrime, data protection, artificial intelligence, freedom of expression, promotion of equality and non-discrimination, education and the protection of children.

New partners in the process of joining the partnership include the International Chamber of Commerce, the LEGO Group and Thales. Sberbank recently became a new member.

Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights


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