Barcelona defends the recognition of the right to digital inclusion in the Spanish Charter of Digital Rights
Spain is to have a Charter of Digital Rights aimed at developing the protection of citizens’ rights in digital environments, taking into account the impact of new technologies. Contributions are currently being gathered from both citizens and institutions through an open consultation in which Barcelona City Council has taken part.
Barcelona is promoting a digital city model that places people at the heart of technological development, and together with New York and Amsterdam is leading the Coalition of Cities for Digital Rights, which also includes UN Habitat, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and Eurocities2.
In its response to the Government of Spain's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, the City Council urges the government to recognise the right to digital inclusion as part of the new generation of social rights and to include a broad and transversal vision of digital rights, one that includes not only the rights arising from the use of technology, but also the interaction between these rights and those that have already been established, such as the right to education, gender equality and housing, among others.
Click here for further information on Barcelona City Council's contributions.