The Case for Digital Rights: Strategies for increasing Private Sector accountability and transparency
|The Case for Digital Rights: Strategies for increasing Private Sector accountability and transparency|
|Presenter(s)||Afef Abrougui, Jessica Dheere, Koliwe Majama|
|Organization(s)||SMEX and the Media Institute of Southern Africa|
|2017 theme||Policy & Advocacy|
This workshop will explore and analyse the legal and operational environment for ISPs in the African and Arab regions that hinder them from protecting free expression, access to information, privacy among other digital rights. This presentation will hinge on 2016 report on Freedom of expression and the private sector in the digital age whose recommendations were shared by Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Mr. David Kaye, at the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council in June 2016. In attempting to come up with a strategies that can be used to promote private sector transparency on human rights online, the workshop will present a pilot project that adapts the RDR methodology to telecom operators operating in the Arab region. The workshop will also agree on a monitoring template/plan that organisations and individuals can use to assess the performance of the private sector in their promotion and protection of user rights.