Digital Human Rights

Data Rules For Humanity

International Academic Conference
October 22, 2019

#DigitalHumanRights

About

A civilizational challenge

Like climate change, biodiversity loss or major pandemics threatening humankind, the digital age, if not regulated, can represent a systemic hazard for our civilizations. It is becoming increasingly urgent to define a new social contract for data. Digital Human Rights is an International Academic Conference promoting legal and technological standards enforcing Digital Human Rights. It will take place on October 22 and will bring together a variety of actors interested in the topic of data transfer respectful of human rights.

Who we are

Digital Human Rights is an initiative led by actors from the academic, legal and business worlds. Its members are present all over the world (Boston, Paris, Helsinki, Algiers, Tunis, Dakar, Moscow, Hong Kong…). They actively work towards technological and legal standards requiring data actors to respect Digital Human Rights.

Vision

We must move forward, without fear or conservatism, towards a regulated digital world, full of promise and progress. Philosophers, political decision-makers, economic actors, supported by lawyers, researchers and technicians have a prominent role to play here in both to think of the safeguards and to open up the field of the possible in the service of a harmonious human life benefiting all of us.

Purpose

As with the worldwide initiative, which led to the Paris Climate Agreement, it is crucial and even urgent to develop a political vision and strong societal support around these issues. We drive a multi-stakeholder framework effort to develop a Declaration of Digital Fundamental Rights and its actual expressions in all sectors of our daily lives (agri-food, health, education, energy & housing, mobility and citizenship) through Data Standards.

context

Topics and approach

Digital Human Rights academic conference proposes to explore the future of a data-based human daily life through 6 central topics, analysed through the lens of data governance.

Agri-food

Health

Mobility

Education

Housing & Energy

Citizenship

These 6 topics will be analysed through the lens of data governance:

Data
Governance
Who has the right to share what sort of data, in what way and at what cost?
Public
Policies
What role does public authority have in data collection, use and exchange?
Subjective
Rights

What rights do individuals have to be able to exercise in the context of data use/exchange?

Agri-food

Mobility

Health

Education

Housing & Energy

Citizenship

These 6 topics will be analysed through the lense of data governance:

Data
Governance

Who has the right to share what sort of data, in what way and at what cost?

Public
Policies

What role does public authority have in data collection, use and exchange?

Subjective
Rights

What rights do individuals have to be able to exercise in the context of data use/exchange?

Ambitions

Goals of the academic conference

As part of the Digital Rights Summit international event, the Conference “Fundamental Rights in the Digital Age” launches academic discussions by addressing the most important topics for the individual in the 21st century, a century of major challenges related to mass-use and exchange of data.

Obtain contributions from the academic world on the topic of "the new social contract of data".

Launch an international civil society consultation.

Assemble proposals to be presented to political leaders during Digital Rights Summit.

Program

a worldwide dialogue

Digital Human Rights concern the whole of humanity. Therefore, discussion must be global in order for it to be truly relevant.

Event locations & programs

October 22, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

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9:00 – 9:15 : Welcoming addresses 

  • Christine NEAU-LEDUC, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Vice-President in charge of the Institutional Affairs
  • Laurent VIDAL, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, co-chair of the Research Department “Sorbonne droit public et privé de l’économie”, IRJS

9:15 – 9:45 : Introduction – Call for a new social contract for data

  • Jean-Marie CAVADA, Former Member of the European Parliament and Former Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Adrien BASDEVANT, Lawyer, author of “L’empire des données”

9:45 – 10:15: Keynote

  • Edward SNOWDEN – “tbc”

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:50: Citizenship & Data Round Table

  • Paul-Olivier DEHAYE, Mathematician and Activist 
  • Jean-Charles MANRIQUE, General Manager of the Services of Eure-et-Loir Council
  • Cyril LAGE, CEO of cap-collectif.com
  • Adrien BASDEVANT, Lawyer, author of “L’empire des données”

11:50 – 12:00: “10 Principles for an Open Government in the Digital Age”. Video by William Gilles & Irène Bouhadana – University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne 

12:00 – 13:15: Education & Data Round Table 

  • Jean-Baptiste PIACENTINO, Educ’Azur 
  • Matthias De BIÈVRE, Visions 
  • Samuel HUTCHINSON, Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Stephane PREVOST, Dalloz IP IT & Co-chair of the University Diploma “Digital Law” of the University of Reims

13:15 – 13:30: Keynote and announcements by European Consortium “A New Governance”  

  • Martin SENTIS, Capgemini Consulting – Manager
  • Matthias De BIÈVRE, A New Governance
  • Olivier DION, A New Governance

13:30 – 13:45: Conclusion 

  • Jean-Marie CAVADA, Former Member of the European Parliament and Former Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Other locations to be announced.

Call for papers

contribute to the discussion

Papers are accepted through email at contact@drsummit.org.

Submission deadline: October 10, 2019.
Notification of review results: October 15, 2019.
Conference event: October 22, 2019.

Overview

  • This conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers sharing interests in the fundamental rights in the digital area.
  • It also provides a forum for presenting new research results as well as discussing current and challenging issues in the field of Big Data governance and related topics.

Topics

  • The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of digital rights (early submission is highly encouraged).
  • The Paris Digital Rights Conference considers themes of primary importance to the individual in the 21st century, a century marked by important issues related to the use and massive exchange of data.

Submission Guidelines

  • PDF file formats are accepted.
  • Please ensure all articles are proofread and checked for accuracy prior to submission. Changes cannot be made during the review process. If accepted, minor revisions may be made prior to final submission.
  • The main topics of the conference do include, but not limited to:

    1. Agri-food;
    2. Health;
    3. Mobility;
    4. Housing/Energy;
    5. Public security and individual freedoms;
    6. Education.

    For each of these topics, three main questions are arising:

    1. Which type of data governance is the most appropriate in this area?
    2. What kind of public policies should be taken related to the data in this area?
    3. Is protection of individual rights guaranteed in this area?

    Beyond these topics, authors are invited to share their thoughts related to the process required for co-regulation of the Big Data and to the main fundamental rights to be reinforced or dedicated in order to ensure citizens and individual the protection they need in the digital area.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Papers must be in English of up to 5 pages.
  • Paper content must be original and relevant to one of the many conference topics.
  • Authors are required to ensure accuracy of quotations, citations, diagrams, maps, and tables.
  • Figures and tables need to be placed where they are to appear in the text and must be clear and easy to view

Paper Submission

  • Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF files, no later than 10 October 2019 via the conference website: (https://drsummit.org)
  • Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the scientific committee of the conference.
  • No submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to any of the conference chairs (contact@drsummit.org).
  • Selected papers will be published in Open access, CC BY NC SA.
  • A summary will be accessible on the site.