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

Technology and democracy to serve the city’s human rights organisations

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 11:08

Participation. Five associations have signed an agreement to make use of and promote the Decidim platform.

Democracy, technology and the future to be discussed at the Decidim global meeting

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 13:27

Participation. From 29 to 31 October, Fabra i Coats will present the first edition of DecidimFest.

Michael Donaldson Carbón. Comissionat d’Innovació Digital, Administració Electrònica i Bon Govern de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona

Barcelona appoints a new commissioner for Digital Innovation, e-Government and Good Governance

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 10:07

The new commissioner, Michael Donaldson Carbón, is part of the third Deputy Mayor’s Office for the 2030 Agenda, Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, led by Laia Bonet.

Decidim és reconegut per la Comissió Europea com un dels projectes de software obert més innovador d’Europa

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 15:50

Decidim ha estat guardonat en els Sharing & Reuse Awards de la Comissió Europea en la categoria “software de codi obert més innovador”, celebrat dimarts 11 de juny a Bucarest.

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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