Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York City formally launched the 'Cities Coalition for Digital Rights', a joint initiative to promote and track progress in protecting residents’ and visitors’ digital rights.
The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights builds upon five shared principles to create policies, tools and resources to promote and protect resident and visitor rights online. The Coalition will create policies, tools and resources to help advance this effort in alignment with the Charter for Human Rights and Principles for the Internet, established within the framework of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum around five core shared principles. The Coalition marks the first time that cities have come together to protect digital rights on a global level.
The shared principles will set the agenda for further policy discussions in coordination with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and other participating cities over the next year:
- Universal and equal access to the Internet, and digital literacy
- Privacy, data protection and security
- Transparency, accountability, and non-discrimination of data, content and algorithm
- Participatory democracy, diversity and inclusion
- Open and ethical digital service standards