Parallel Session 13: Human Rights Impact of Cybersecurity Laws, Practices, and Policies

07 Feb 2020
09:00 - 10:15
MPTF

Parallel Session 13: Human Rights Impact of Cybersecurity Laws, Practices, and Policies

The discussion in this session will focus on the question of how to ensure complementarity between cybersecurity and the promotion and protection of human rights. More precisely, it will be discussed, how to develop and implement cybersecurity-related laws, policies and practices in a manner consistent with international human rights law, and how to minimise potential negative impacts on vulnerable groups and civil society. While some States attempt to assert greater control over the internet with the pretext of ensuring national cyber security, the respect and promotion of human rights and the principles of an open, free, secure and interoperable Internet are often disregarded.

The FOC multistakeholder working group for “an Internet free and secure issued recommendations on the matter in 2016 and the FOC is currently developing a joint statement on human rights impact of cyber security laws, practices and policies