Digital technologies

Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief

The internet and new digital tools are being manipulated as never before to infringe on people’s right to free assembly, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology during peaceful demonstrations.

UN chief pushes for greater benefits from new technology, as he launches digital experts panel

A high-profile group of tech experts has been assembled at the request of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, tasked with putting the benefits of digital technology to more effective use, while also protecting against unwanted or unexpected negative impacts.

Investment needed to reap “digital dividends”

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world, but the broader development benefits from using these technologies have lagged behind, according to the World Bank.

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