On 23 March 2017, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 34/7 on “The right to privacy in the digital age”. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights then invited input on human rights challenges relating to the right to privacy in the digital age, including on principles, standards and best practices with regard to the promotion and protection of the right to privacy.

Digital Rights Watch commends the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ initiative. We see a fundamental connection between freedom of expression, digital privacy and a free and open internet, and have set out response to a number of issues raised in the call for input.

Read our full submission here.