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Human Rights + Technology: A Community Consultation with AHRC

  • Whitlam Institute The Whitlam Institute, Building EZ, Western Sydney University Rydalmere (map)

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The Whitlam Institute will host a community consultation on Human Rights and Technology as part of a major review by the Australian Human Rights Commission. You're invited to share your thoughts at Western Sydney's Human Rights and Technology consultation. We will explore how responsible innovation can harness the opportunities of new technology while guarding against the threats, and why technology should be shaped by human values to protect and promote our rights and freedoms.

Featuring Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith, this event is a must for anyone who is interested in this world-changing issue. We will ask: How do we use tech for good? How do we encourage responsible innovation of technology? How do we protect human rights in the digital age? What is the impact of technology on human rights?

Light refreshments available | Free event, registration essential.

If you can't join us in person, submit your questions through Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #RightsTechAu.