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Monday, 27.05.2024
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The cities will receive technical advice, ad hoc support, and advisory input to address the pressing challenges related to the ethical and digital rights aspects of their local digital strategies and projects.

Belgian capital Brussels, Dublin, Ireland, Sofia, in Bulgaria and Tirana, in Albania have been chosen to pilot the Digital Rights Governance Framework.

The framework focuses on the local safeguarding of human rights in the digital context of city governments.

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Developed by the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, UN-Habitat, Eurocities and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) with support from Open Society Foundations, the framework is designed to be a normative and technical support for the upholding of human rights.

The cities will receive technical advice, ad hoc support, and advisory input to address the pressing challenges related to the ethical and digital rights aspects of their local digital strategies and projects.

After the pilot phase, it is hoped the four cities’ governments will have increased the capacity to advance digital rights in their local contexts and share the learnings with cities from all around the world.

Dublin, Brussels, Sofia and Tirana were selected in an open call for European cities to share their digital rights challenges.

Those behind the framework want to help the cities practically implement digital rights at a city level in a coherent and sustainable manner, and will provide insights for other cities wanting to increase capacity in their local contexts.

The toolkits created during the pilots will be made available for other cities in a Digital Rights Helpdesk, a platform with a repository of digital rights resources that will also include on-demand expert advisory support, which will be launched later in the year.

In a statement, the coalition said: “Because digital technologies influence change at a fast pace in society and might have unforeseen or unexpected impact on individuals and communities, there is a need for enhanced models of governance to manage opportunities and risks driven by technology and ensure digital rights are protected and promoted.”

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights was launched by the cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York in November 2018 and has since grown to a membership of more than 50 cities worldwide, which help each other in the area digital rights based policy-making.

It is committed to promoting and defending digital rights in urban context through city action, to resolve common digital challenges and work towards legal, ethical and operational frameworks to advance human rights in digital environments.

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Quelle/Source: Smart Cities World, 28.03.2022

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