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The Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to attend the #Tech4Rights Expo, which will be held online from 26 to 29 October 2021.

Register for the #Tech4RightsExpo

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The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria launched the #Tech4Rights campaign in 2020. This campaign focuses on the impact of new technologies on different aspects of human interaction including: businesses, democratic development, children’s rights, persons with disabilities, electronic evidence, strategic litigation and other key areas of human rights that intersect with new technologies. As part of this campaign, the Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit of the Centre will host an online #Tech4Rights Expo from 26 to 29 October 2021.


About the Expo

Join academics, civil society, human rights defenders, state and private sector representatives, artists, and many more in exploring how technology influences human rights.

Let us as stakeholders collectively find ways to leverage digital technologies for the advancement of human rights in Africa.

Among the themes featured in the Expo include business, education, democratic development, artificial intelligence, children’s rights, and persons with disabilities.

Come and sample the multi-layered and innovative efforts of various stakeholders in using technology for human rights.

Be part of this discussion from the 26th of October to the 29th of October 2021!

Objectives

  • To facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt in harnessing new technologies for the advancement of human rights, and combating challenges;
  • To provide a platform for engagement with duty bearers on adoption of human rights approaches to implementation of digital technologies in Africa;
  • To build stronger regional partnerships for advocacy on the effective use of digital technologies for human rights protection; and
  • To provide a space for creative minds to showcase innovative tools, applications and strategies for the promotion and protection of human rights in the digital age.

#Tech4Rights Expo

26 - 29 October 2021
08:00 GMT / 09:00 WAT / 10:00 SAST / 11:00 EAT 
All participants are required to register on the #Tech4Rights event website.
The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Register for the #Tech4RightsExpo


Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Hlengiwe Dube
Manager:
Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4199
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
hlengiwe.dube@up.ac.za

Marystella Auma Simiyu
Tutor: HRDA
Project Officer: Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3810
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
marystella.simiyu@up.ac.za

Moderators:
Dr Elvis Fokala, Manager, Children’s Rights Unit, Centre for Human Rights, UP
Hlengiwe Dube, Manager, Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit, Centre for Human Rights, UP
 
Introductory remarks 
Dr Nkatha Murungi, Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights, UP
 
An overview of the laws relating to children’s right to privacy and data protection in the digital sphere in Africa
Prof Julia Nielsen-Sloth, Professor of Law, University of Western Cape 
 
European experience on the child rights to privacy and data protection 
Ms Louise Holly, Advocacy and Policy Consultant on child privacy in the digital sphere
 
The impact of POPIA on children’s rights to privacy and data protection in a digital sphere
Tina Power, Senior Analyst and Attorney, ALT Advisory and Power Singh Inc
 
Contextualising the AU Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection through the lens of Children’s rights to Privacy and data protection in a digital sphere in Africa a 
Ms Opal Sibanda, Legal Researcher, Secretariat, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
 
Discussion 
 
Concluding remarks
Dr Nkatha Murungi, Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights, UP