Using technology in managing offenders in prison and probation: conference in Ayia Napa

Council of Europe 20 May 2019 Strasbourg

The annual Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services of the Council of Europe, to be held on 21 and 22 May in Ayia Napa (Cyprus), will discuss the advantages and pitfalls when using new technologies in the management of suspects and offenders, and the central place of the human...

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Unboxing artificial intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights

Commissioner for Human Rights 14 May 2019 Strasbourg

Ensuring that human rights are strengthened and not undermined by artificial intelligence is one of the key factors that will define the world we live in”, says Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, in a Recommendation published today. This Recommendation – entitled...

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Data Protection Day

Council of Europe 28 January 2019 Strasbourg

New guidelines on artificial intelligence

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Council of Europe to take part in Internet Governance Forum in Paris

Council of Europe 7 November 2018 Strasbourg

A Council of Europe delegation will take part in discussions to be held at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 12 to 14 November, under the heading of “Internet of Trust”. Throughout the Forum, which will bring together representatives of governments,...

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Tackling hate speech in the media: Zagreb conference

Council of Europe 5 November 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe and the Croatian Agency for Electronic Media are organising a conference on 6 and 7 November in Zagreb (Croatia) to discuss the different ways European states have regulated hate speech, and specifically the measures to tackle it taken by national regulatory authorities, the...

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Conference on cybercrime: evidence in cyberspace, WHOIS data, cyberviolence, global state of legislation

Council of Europe 2 July 2018 Strasbourg

From 11 to 13 July, the Council of Europe will bring together ministers and other high-ranking government representatives, criminal justice experts, and representatives from the Internet industry, civil society and data protection organisations from all over the world to step up international...

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Council of Europe gives recommendations to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment

Council of Europe 4 July 2018 Strasbourg

How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive...

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Council of Europe at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance

Council of Europe 1 June 2018 Strasbourg

A Council of Europe delegation will contribute to the discussions of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) to be held on 5 and 6 June in Tbilisi (Georgia). Under the theme “Innovative strategies for our digital future”, the EuroDIG 2018 will bring together representatives of...

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Council of Europe co-operation with Internet sector: two new partners

Secretary General 23 May 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, today signed collaboration agreements - in the form of an exchange of letters – with the European Internet Service Providers Association (EuroISPA) and the IT security and performance firm Cloudflare to promote respect for human...

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No Hate Speech Movement: first broad international initiative that helped recognise hate speech as human right abuse

No Hate Speech Movement 10 April 2018 Strasbourg

Hate speech continues to poison public debate, and the urgency to counter it has not diminished over the past years. The youth campaign No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) conducted by the Council of Europe in 2012-2017 as the first broad international initiative in this field has contributed to...

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Protecting human rights online: new guidelines on internet intermediaries

Committee of Ministers 7 March 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe today adopted policy guidelines addressed to its 47 member states on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries such as search engines and social media. The power of such intermediaries as protagonists of online expression is such that their role and impact on...

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Fake news and fractured trust

Council of Europe 18 December 2017 Strasbourg

Council of Europe joins UN panel at Internet Governance Forum, among other activities

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Protecting children from sexual risks online: Council of Europe experts offer quick tips to parents

Council of Europe 17 November 2017 Strasbourg

Ahead of the European Day to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, marked on the 18th of November, the Council of Europe has published a series of online video tutorials to protect children from the new risks of sexual nature they encounter online, and help them safely...

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Council of Europe partners with leading technology companies to promote respect for human rights

Council of Europe 8 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will strengthen its co-operation with the private sector in order to promote an open and safe internet, where human rights, democracy, and the rule of law are respected. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland signed the agreement – in the form of an exchange...

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Tackling disinformation in the global media environment – new Council of Europe report

Council of Europe 31 October 2017 Strasbourg

A report published today by the Council of Europe examines the way in which dis-information campaigns have become widespread and, heavily relying on social media, contribute to a global media environment of information disorder. Whilst acknowledging that the direct and indirect impacts of...

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The role of internet intermediaries as gatekeepers to freedom of expression – Conference in Vienna

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 12 October 2017 Vienna

The role and responsibilities of internet intermediaries, which critically influence the way we receive and impart information in the digital age, will be the focus of a conference on internet freedom, organized by the OSCE and the Council of Europe in Vienna on Friday 13 October. The function of...

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European Dialogue on Internet Governance

EuroDIG 2 June 2017 Strasbourg

Why have “fake news”, hate speech and propaganda become widespread on the Internet? What can users do to face disinformation? How can freedom of expression and privacy be further protected in the online environment? What should be done to secure criminal evidence online to fight cybercrime more...

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Council of Europe at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum

Internet Governance Forum 30 November 2016 Strasbourg

The protection of privacy and personal data continue to face unprecedented threats – linked to mass surveillance and other risks. Cybercrime is increasing as the internet and communication technology develop across borders. International co-operation and the effective implementation of legally...

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Council of Europe Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation

Committee of Ministers Chairmanship 27 September 2016 Strasbourg

The event on “Culture 4D: Digitisation, Data, Disruptions, Diversity” will explore how to harness Big Data for European culture and empower diverse groups to enhance the “Internet of Citizens”. Cultural policy makers and practitioners, researchers, media and technology specialists, business...

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Internet freedom as a factor of democratic security: Strasbourg conference

Council of Europe 9 September 2016 Strasbourg

An international conference is bringing together in Strasbourg on 9 September some 200 representatives of governments, civil society, business and academia to discuss best practices to protect and promote Internet freedom in the context of the current international security crises. One of the...

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