Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow is leading a project that explores the impact and opportunities of new technologies to protect and promote our rights and freedoms. The project will look at:
- The challenges and opportunities for human rights of emerging technology.
- Innovative ways to ensure human rights are prioritised in the design and governance of emerging technologies.
We will report on and make recommendations for responsible innovation to protect human rights in Australia in 2019.
- LAUNCH – Major conference on human rights & tech – 24 July 2018
- LEARN – Issues Paper and White Paper released – July 2018
- LISTEN – Consultations on Issues Paper and White Paper – August-December 2018
- HYPOTHESISE – Discussion Paper released - Early 2019
- ITERATE – Consultations on Discussion Paper - Mid 2019
- TRANSMIT – Final Report with recommendations - End of 2019
- IMPLEMENT – Work to apply recommendations – 2020
Through inclusive consultation we will identify some of the most pressing human rights issues in respect of new technology.
We may explore issues such as AI, bias, Big Data, inclusive technology and the intersection between technology, free speech and democracy.
AI and Bias
What is the impact of technology on human rights?
How do we protect human rights in the digital age?
How do we use tech for good?
How do we encourage responsible innovation of technology?
Expert Reference Group
We have appointed an Expert Reference Group to guide our work:
Director Policy, NACLC
Justice Beazley AO
President, NSW Court of Appeal
Prof. Genevieve Bell
3A Institute ANU
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Dr Tobias Feakin
Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs
Dr Alan Finkel AO
Chief Scientist of Australia
ED, Social Justice, UTS
Data Synergies, Gilbert + Tobin
Head of Pro Bono, Herbert Smith Freehills
Accessibility Engineer, Cisco
ED, Emerging Markets, LexisNexis
Dr Toby Walsh
Professor of AI, UNSW and Data61