Cities Coalition for Digital Rights

Description / Objectives

Protecting and promoting people’s digital rights at a global level.

Digital rights are like human rights, but in the world of the internet and digital technology. Due to the acceleration in the adoption of current technologies, it is harder and harder to guarantee protection of individual's rights, such as privacy.

It is not unusual to hear that thousands of e-mail access passwords have been stolen, that social media companies are selling personal details to other companies or that our communications are monitored and controlled.

In 2018, Barcelona created - alongside New York and Amsterdam - the alliance to protect the digital rights of individuals on a global scale: the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, born with the intention of proposing laws, tools and resources to protect both residents and visitors.

 

These cities have also signed a statement, which prioritises five principles:

1.     Equal and universal access to Internet and computer literacy

2.     Privacy, data protection and security

3.     Transparency, accountability and non-discrimination in data, content and algorithms

4.     Participatory democracy, diversity, and inclusion

5.     Open and ethical digital service standards

Each city involved in the coalition has put into practice measures to protect and promote the digital rights of their citizens and visitors. Barcelona has Decidim Barcelona, the Open Data Portal, the first Data Director and takes part in the European DECODE project, which allows city residents to control their personal details.

The City Council is also committed to working towards technology sovereignty and has launched a Manifesto for the defense of digital rights.

News

Pilot scheme to allow e-signatures for citizen initiatives

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 17:28

Participation. This progress will enable people supporting citizen initiatives to sign using the Decidim Barcelona platform.

Agreement with New York and Amsterdam to protect people’s digital rights

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 18:25

Technology. The City Alliance to Protect Digital Rights is presented at the Smart City Expo World Congress.

Presentation of the .barcelona domain strategy at the ICANN63

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 13:44

Technology. Strengthening the city’s digital identity via entities, businesses and platforms which use the domain and reducing the digital divide in the city’s neighbourhoods.

Distributed Democracy and Common Data, the participatory process to improve the Decidim platform

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 13:01

Technology. Barcelona City Council and the UOC are launching DDDC (Democràcia Distribuïda i Dades Comuns), a participatory process to improve the Decidim digital participation platform.

Agenda

Projecte Comunitari: Associació de Dones Ciberdona

When:
From 31/08/2016 to 31/12/2019
Where:
Casal de Barri Cardener
C Cardener 45 (Gràcia)
932 100 803
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