Technology and Rights

The internet and other technologies are critical tools to defend rights and hold powerful actors to account. But technology can also be used in ways that curtail rights and deepen inequality. We defend human rights in the digital age. We document how governments and companies restrict online speech and access to information. We investigate how digital surveillance tools, from hacking to facial recognition, are used to target activists, racial and ethnic minorities and workers. We expose the impact of AI and other data-driven technologies on the rights of workers and people living with poverty. We advocate for laws and policies that promote privacy, digital inclusion, and respect for human rights by social media platforms.


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