Expert workshop on the right to privacy in the digital age
19-20 February 2018

19 February 2018 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 18:00, Palais Wilson, Geneva (Ground Floor)
20 February 2018 10:00 to 13:00, Palais Wilson, Geneva (Ground Floor)

Following  Human Rights Council HRC Resolution 34/7 adopted on  23 March 2017, (A/HRC/RES/34/7), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will organise a workshop with the purpose of identifying and clarifying principles, standards and best practices regarding the promotion and protection of the right to privacy in the digital age, including the responsibility of business enterprises in this regard.  This workshop will take place from 19 February (whole day) to 20 February (half day) 2018 in Geneva (Palais Wilson, ground floor conference room). Interpretation will be provided in all UN languages.

The objective of the workshop is the exchange of international, regional and national experiences and practices concerning the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in the digital age.

OHCHR will prepare and publish a report on the right to privacy in the digital age, taking into account the discussions at the workshop, as requested by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 34/7. The report will be submitted to the Council at its thirty-ninth session.


In order to register please follow the instructions on the following webpage (Please note that registration is required in order to gain access to Palais Wilson):


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Webcast of the workshop will be made available at