Barcelona, New York, and Amsterdam are spearheading a global campaign whose objective is to get one hundred cities in one hundred days to join the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights.
UN-Habitat, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), EUROCITIES, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, together with Amsterdam, Barcelona, and New York, have launched a campaign to get one hundred cities to join the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights in one hundred days.
Amsterdam, Barcelona, and New York, the three cities driving this alliance, formalised their commitment to jointly work towards the protection of digital rights for their citizens at the last Smart City Expo World Congress.
The coalition’s objective is to fulfil the following five principals:
- Equal and universal access to Internet, computer literacy.
- Privacy, data protection, and security.
- Transparency, accountability, and non-discrimination in data, content, and algorithms.
- Participative democracy, diversity, and inclusion.
- Open and ethical digital service standards.
Since its launch in November 2018, the coalition has increased the number of signatories to its current 26, and it continues to gather more endorsements.
The cities that have already joined are Barcelona, New York, Amsterdam, Austin (USA), Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Cary (USA), Chicago, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Grenoble, Guadalajara (Mexico), Helsinki, Kansas City, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Milan, Moscow, Philadelphia, Portland, San José, Tirana, Turin, Vienna, and Zaragoza.