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

Decidim Fest is back on October 20, 21 and 22!

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 15:56

Decidim Fest 21. Under the claim Democracy, Technology and Global Justice, #DecidimFest21 will be an opportunity for an open debate on a global scale to address all these issues based on the experience and principles of the Decidim...

Coalició de Ciutats pels Drets Digitals

Barcelona, ​​London and Amsterdam create the Global Observatory of Artificial Intelligence to facilitate the application of ethical AI systems in cities

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 11:14

It is an initiative promoted within the framework of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights and will have the collaboration of UN-Habitat and CIDOB.

New digital and democratic innovation programme up and running at the Canòdrom

Wed, 02/06/2021 - 14:29

Culture and free time. The centre is offering a summer programme of over twenty activities centring on critical technology, participatory democracy and digital culture.

Nenes, tecnologia, bretxa digital, Barcelona

More women in tech sectors, less of a digital gender divide

Tue, 02/03/2021 - 12:28

Feminism and women. Fifty actions to boost the presence of women and girls in the tech sphere.

Agenda

Congrés "Smart Mobility Congress"

When:
Del 16/11/2021 al 18/11/2021
Where:
Fira Barcelona - Recinte Gran Via
Av Joan Carles I 64 (Hospitalet llobregat)
902233200
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