Human Rights and Digital Technology

Digital Tightrope

  • Susan Perry
  • Claudia Roda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Susan Perry, Claudia Roda
    Pages 1-18
  3. Susan Perry, Claudia Roda
    Pages 19-61
  4. Susan Perry, Claudia Roda
    Pages 63-93
  5. Susan Perry, Claudia Roda
    Pages 95-129
  6. Susan Perry, Claudia Roda
    Pages 131-162
  7. Susan Perry, Claudia Roda
    Pages 163-189
  8. Susan Perry, Claudia Roda
    Pages 191-197
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


Analysing the convergence of law and regulation with rapidly evolving communications technologies, this interdisciplinary work navigates the intricate balancing act between human rights protection and technological innovation in a digital age, and illuminates the comprehensive potential of human rights to frame our intelligent use of technology. The authors address such pressing questions as how to protect user privacy online, whether digital pollution is a health hazard, who should have control and be responsible for data technologies and how to maintain human autonomy in a world of interconnected objects. By considering specific cases, this book provides an in-depth exploration of the many regulatory and technological choices citizens, states, civil society organizations and the private sector should consider to ensure that digital technology more fully serves human needs.


digital technology human rights law social justice social science technology online privacy digital pollution data technologies human autonomy civil society regulation private sector regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan Perry
    • 1
  • Claudia Roda
    • 2
  1. 1.American University of Paris ParisFrance
  2. 2.American University of Paris ParisFrance

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