Consultation on Ethical and Rights-Respecting Technology: National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the Carr Center for Human Rights, the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics, and the Global Network Initiative
June 23, 2022
2pm - 7:30pm (UTC)
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

The roundtable on “Consultation on Ethical and Rights-Respecting Technology” was hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the Carr Center for Human Rights, the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics, and the Global Network Initiative. 

Panelists discussed how to enhance privacy while increasing transparency and accountability as well as challenges to achieving equity and meaningful corporate governance in the face of rising inequality. 

The first session drew framing questions on transparency and non-legislative measures, and pathways for companies to improve collection and storage of sensitive data. Pannelists discussed how to mitigate the systemic nature of threats to privacy and limit misuse of human rights defenders data and others abroad.The second session focused on discovering the practicality of democracy affirming technology, and the role of the US government in technology and implementation of policies to improve data access for research and accountability. 


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Doaa Abu-Elyounes

Project Consultant, UNESCO

John Basl

Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Jessica Fjeld

Assistant Director, Harvard Law School

Jhalak Kakkar

Executive Director, Centre for Communication Governance

Paloma Muñoz-Quick

Human Rights and Financial Services Lead, BSR

Jason Pielemeier

Executive Director, Global Network Initiative

Neil Richards

Director, Cordell Institute

Katitza Rodriguez

Policy Director for Global Privacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Afsaneh Rigot

Fellow - Technology and Public Purpose Project, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Sushma Raman

Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights

Carolina Rossini

Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer, Datasphere Initiative

Apryl Williams

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

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