10 April 2018

IFLA Provides Input on the Challenges to the Right of Privacy in the Digital Age

The Human Rights Council adopted resolution 34/7 on March 23rd 2017, on “the right to privacy in the digital age”. This contained two follow-up steps: organize an expert workshop on the topic and to prepare a report. The intent was to identify principles, standards and define best practices regarding the promotion and protection of the right to privacy in the digital age.

The workshop took place on 19-20 February 2019 in Geneva. The submission of the report had a scheduled deadline of April 9th 2018. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) took the opportunity to provide a meaningful input on the challenges relating to the right of privacy in the digital age. In the report, IFLA reiterates the valuable role libraries can play with regard to the promotion and protection of this important right.

You can access the full document here.

FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Privacy in libraries

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