30 April 2021, 14:00-15:00
With efforts to develop infrastructure in cities and towns exposing communities to technologies that monitor both individual and group activities, associations and transactions in ever more granular detail, challenges arise as to how to protect the fundamental rights of citizens. How can we best exploit the benefits of technologies in developing smart cities and other human habitats, while at the same time responding to the evolving needs of citizens and safeguarding their fundamental rights?
This online panel at the WSIS Forum 2021, co-organised by the Geneva Human Rights Platform and the Geneva Cities Hub, brings together a diverse panel with experience working with government, citizens, municipal authorities and businesses to deliver smart cities innovations that improve the quality of life for populations in urban areas across the globe.
It will discuss the key learnings to date using case studies, taking into account, in particular, the long term impact of infrastructure projects and changing perceptions towards rights such as privacy and data protection given the novel coronavirus pandemic's continued effects for urban communities.
A simultaneous English-Spanish translation will be provided
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