Sunday, November 26, 2017

Conference: Cyber Challenges to International Human Rights

On December 11-12, 2017, the CyberLaw Program, International Cyber Security Research Center at Hebrew University and the Cyber, Law and Policy Center at Haifa University will hold a conference on "Cyber Challenges to International Human Rights," in Jerusalem and Haifa. The program is here (day 1/day 2). Here's the idea:

In recent years, the digital ecosystem has become an arena for hostile cyber activities on the part of states, terror organizations, and independent or semi-independent hackers, affecting the interests of individuals, organizations and states. At the same, powerful public and private entities are able to exercise broad powers of surveillance, information collection and manipulation of software and hardware, and can utilize such powers for nefarious ends. This emerging scene, which is under-regulated, creates new threats to civil liberties and human rights. Do existing international laws and domestic law instruments and institutions adequately address these new threats to civil liberties and human rights?

This conference aims to bring together an international group of established and young scholars who are studying cybersecurity and its ramifications for civil liberties and human rights. The conference will offer an opportunity to present cutting-edge research addressing these issues, to introduce new projects and thought-provoking initiatives, and to promote exchange among participants that will inform their ongoing research.