Ensuring the protection of human rights in the digital era

Human rights apply online just as they do offline. Digital technologies provide new means to exercise human rights, but they are too often also used to violate them. Data protection and privacy issues, digital identity, the use of surveillance technologies, online violence and harassment, are of particular concern.

The following outlines the key recommendations of the Roadmap and efforts are underway within the multi-stakeholder roundtable to take these forward. In this regard, the Office works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, particularly given the synergies with the Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights.