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Darker Side of Digital: Human Rights Implications of Technology

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University of Toronto | Faculty of Law

78 Queen's Park Crescent West

Jackman Law Building, Room J250

Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

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Rapid advances in technology offer human rights activists’ tremendous opportunities. We can now collect new, and richer data than ever before; gather information in dangerous or hard-to-access places and have greater capacity to project our findings and influence key decision makers and media.

But there’s a darker side to the technology revolution. Commercial spyware and malware tools are being used to track and disrupt the activities of human rights defenders. Privacy is under assault by governments who gather massive amounts of metadata on their citizens – and those in other countries. Technology is being used by some to spread toxic ideologies, disrupt democracy and distort the truth.

Please join us for a panel of experts to discuss human rights implications in Canada and abroad.

This panel discussion is co-presented by the International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

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78 Queen's Park Crescent West

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Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

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