Technology is essential.
It should be fair.
Australians want technology that is safe, fair and reliable. But we know that new technologies can threaten our human rights to equality, non-discrimination, privacy, safety from violence, access and more.
Now is a critical time. As a nation, we can embrace new technologies, while upholding human rights and responding to ethical risks.
Edward Santow, Australian Human Rights Commissioner, led a three-year national initiative culminating in the Human Rights and Technology Final Report.
The Report sets out a roadmap for responsible innovation—taking advantage of the promise of new technology, while upholding our human rights. The Report’s recommendations will help ensure that new technologies are developed and used in ways that are inclusive, accountable, and with robust human rights safeguards.
- Australians want fair and safe technology.
- Stronger laws and policies are needed to protect our human rights.
- Australia can lead the way globally in responsible innovation.
The Human Rights and Technology
Final Report includes
And was informed by
national survey participants