Digital Human Rights – International Academic Conference (Paris edition)

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Like climate change, biodiversity loss or major pandemics threatening humankind, the digital age, if not regulated, can represent a systemic hazard for our civilizations. It is becoming increasingly urgent to define a new social contract for data.

Digital Human Rights is an International Academic Conference promoting legal and technological standards enforcing Digital Human Rights.

It will take place on October 22 and will bring together a variety of actors interested in the topic of data transfer respectful of human rights.

Who we are

Digital Human Rights is an initiative led by actors from the academic, legal and business worlds. Its members are present all over the world (Boston, Paris, Helsinki, Algiers, Tunis, Dakar, Moscow, Hong Kong…). They actively work towards technological and legal standards requiring data actors to respect Digital Human Rights.


We must move forward, without fear or conservatism, towards a regulated digital world, full of promise and progress. Philosophers, political decision-makers, economic actors, supported by lawyers, researchers and technicians have a prominent role to play here in both to think of the safeguards and to open up the field of the possible in the service of a harmonious human life benefiting all of us.


As with the worldwide initiative, which led to the Paris Climate Agreement, it is crucial and even urgent to develop a political vision and strong societal support around these issues. We drive a multi-stakeholder framework effort to develop a Declaration of Digital Fundamental Rights and its actual expressions in all sectors of our daily lives (agri-food, health, education, energy & housing, mobility and citizenship) through Data Standards.


Digital Human Rights academic conference proposes to explore the future of a data-based human daily life through 6 central topics, analysed through the lens of data governance.





Housing & Energy


These 6 topics will be analysed through the lens of data governance:

Data Governance

Who has the right to share what sort of data, in what way and at what cost?

Public Policies

What role does public authority have in data collection, use and exchange?

Subjective Rights

What rights do individuals have to be able to exercise in the context of data use/exchange?