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Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon 2019, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Friday, June 14 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Lightning Talks: Building a Rights-Respecting Future – Innovative ways forward

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Innovative Transparency: Cisco's Privacy Data Maps (Cisco)

Description: When it comes to data privacy, knowledge is power. It’s no surprise that companies are increasingly being measured on the transparency they provide about what data they collect, who they collect it from, who has access to it, why they collect it, where it is stored, for how long, and when it will be deleted. Legalistic privacy statements aren’t always the easiest for the average person to understand. Cisco wanted a new way to visualize this data, so we developed something radically different, but also simple to help our users understand exactly what data we’re collecting and what we’re doing with it. Our new subway maps are the result of Cisco’s the privacy engineering process, from requirements gathering, engagement with engineering teams, assessments, and documentation. They offer transparency at the product-by-product level that anyone can navigate and use to orient themselves within the data ecosystem. And we haven’t seen this level of transparency from anyone else in the industry. In this session, we will discuss the big picture thinking behind why Cisco decided to take this radical and innovative step, demonstrate how the subway maps work to provide transparency on a whole new level, and to share insights from how the maps have been used by customers and end-users alike.

Speaker: Katie Shay

CiviCERT - a Global Network of Help Desks (Access Now)

Description: During this lightning talk, we will introduce CiviCERT, a coordinating CERT for the civil society, explaining what it does and how to join, to inform RightsCon participants about its existence and benefits and to invite more groups to apply for membership.

Speaker: Floriana Pagano

How can Blockchain technologies strengthen human rights? (Accenture)

Description: Participants will gain an understanding of the capabilities of Blockchain-like technologies and how these technologies can be very useful in supporting human rights. First, they will learn about the main characteristics and features of these technologies such as their Immutability, Security, Robustness, data integrity, Transparency, cost, and Privacy. Then, they gain knowledge of the common uses of these technologies so far. Finally, they will get introduced to some ways that these technologies can be used to foster human rights.

Speaker: Malek Ben Salem

Emotional Firewalls: Protecting users with unbiased Personal Assistants (The IO Foundation)

Description: A beginning of a broader conversation on how to protect users and their Digital Rights by using community-based, open source Personal Assistants. We wish to bring the attention to the audience upon: - The importance of information concentration; - The importance of emotions and how user profiling is used to trigger reactions aligned with third-parties interests/agendas and not necessarily the users’; - How the right approach to Personal Assistants can help mitigate these issues; - Launch the questions: - Could this lead to a distributed knowledge paradigm? - How could this approach shape stateless communities?

Speaker: Jean F. Queralt

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Katie Shay

Senior Legal Counsel, Oath
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Jean Queralt

Founder & CEO, The IO Foundation
Jean F. Queralt is the Founder and CEO of The IO Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for Data-Centric Digital Rights. He is also the Global Coordinator for Project Lockdown. Disturbed by the level of intrusion of technology in the lives of citizens, he took the leap in 2018 of starting... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Village Stage (Laico)