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Wednesday, June 12 • 9:00am - 10:15am
When Two Rights Make a Wrong: Finding a way forward when competing rights fail to protect the most vulnerable in our society

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The importance of respecting and upholding human rights in a digital age is clear; the route to achieving this, sometimes less so. Particularly challenging are those occasions where fundamental rights find themselves somewhat in tension. This is often visible when navigating the parameters of inappropriate surveillance versus legitimate crime fighting; where tools used by activists to protect their identity are the same tools that are misused by criminals to evade detection; where measures that are in place to protect citizens’ right to privacy, make investigations of criminality – sometimes the worst kinds of criminality, such as crimes against children – challenging for law enforcement. Our strategic roundtable will bring together stakeholders from industry, civil society, academia and law enforcement. It will seek to take advantage of the range of experts at RightsCon to respectfully discuss this paradox within a specific context – child sexual exploitation and abuse - and seek greater mutual understanding, as well as looking for options to work through the challenges experienced on each side. To ensure coverage of a range of perspectives, expert speakers will formally open the conversation by summarising the issues their stakeholder group faces and potential opportunities for overcoming them.

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Natasha Jackson

Head of Public Policy & Consumer Affairs, GSMA

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Victoria Baines

Principal, Cartimandua Insight
Former Facebook executive and Europol officer. Independent researcher on cybercrime, online safety, public policy and security. Co-host of the Cyber Warrior Princess podcast.

Bjørn-Erik Ludvigsen

Criminal Intelligence Officer, INTERPOL

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Public Policy Analyst, Derechos Digitales
Marianne Diaz is a Venezuelan lawyer, digital rights activist and fiction writer, currently based in Santiago, Chile. Her work focuses mainly on issues regarding online freedom of speech, web filtering, internet infrastructure and digital security. She founded the digital rights NGO... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
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