Goodbye, San Francisco:
Hello, Southeast Asia!
This year more than 700 attendees from more than 65 countries and 375 institutions attended. Some of the world's leading human rights experts, investors, corporate leaders, engineers, activists, and government representatives came together to tackle some of the toughest human rights challenges in tech.
This incredible union of expertise has led to real outcomes: keep checking back for the videos and content from sessions that we'll be sharing over the next few weeks. Currently, you can watch videos which were previously featured on the livestream: Day One, Day Two and Day Three. Thanks to all that attended, volunteered, dialed-in, tweeted, or participated otherwise: RightsCon was remarkable because of you!
We hope to see you next March in Southeast Asia!
RightsCon: Silicon Valley 2014 was an incredible gathering of more than 700 top human rights experts, corporate leaders, front-line activists, and investors from more than 65 countries. Participants developed strategies and partnerships, surfaced new thinking, highlighted corporate and government leaders and laggards, launched new apps, demoed new technologies, and had more parallel meetings than a confab in Geneva.
We’ve tried to capture and summarize some of the many outcomes, but we’re sure we missed a few: please drop us a note at info [at] accessnow [dot] org if you’ve got something to add!
Project Coordinator, Center for Technology and Society
Egyptian Software Guru & Blogger
Executive Chair, Mozilla
Chief Security Officer, Facebook
CTO and Co-Founder, renesys
Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation
Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
Sexual Minorities Research Manager, SMUG
Director of Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch
Founder, Tunisia's IXP and 404Labs
Professor of Business and Society, NYU School of Business
Director for International Freedom of Expression, EFF
Senior Director of Trust & Safety, Twitter
Co-founder & CEO, CloudFlare
Founder, GNU Project and Free Software Foundation
Azerbaijani Blogger & Journalist
Head of Global Public Policy, Twitter
Chief legal officer and corporate secretary, AVG Technologies
President Group Public and Gov. Affairs, British Telecom (BT)
Co-Founder & CEO, Open Garden
Executive Director, European Digital Rights
Public Policy & Government Relations Senior Counsel, Google
Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
Head of the IJP & Board Member, ICANN
Global Public Policy Manager
Technical Director of Virtualroad.org, Qurium Media Foundation
Legislative Council, Hong Kong
Public Policy Manager, Facebook
Senior Security Engineer, Google
Head of Free Expression & Int'l Relations, Google
Associate, Foley Hoag
Project Director at New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute (OTI)
Deputy Head, Human Rights & Democracy Department
Senior Director of Int'l Law and Policy, Amnesty International
Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
Associate Professor, Peking University’s School of Journalism & Comm.
Executive Vice President, Verizon Communications
One the biggest challenges privacy and security tools face is UX. While there are many reasons for this, it is primarily because most tools are started by developers that lack UX know-how. Through this Sprint, OpenITP hopes to tackle this obstacle head on, as well as bring a diversity of new professionals into the field.
The system for sharing online records internationally for criminal matters is slow, ineffective and undermines human rights. By bringing together a small number of experts from companies, civil society and government in a closed setting we can generate productive discussions and solutions to the problem.
A series of collaborative events convened in the first half of 2014 to develop useful tools and strategies for dealing
with the ethical, security and privacy challenges facing data-driven advocacy.
On March 6th, the Forum will kick off with a one-day event
immediately following RightsCon in San Francisco. This first event will
focus on sourcing issues and laying the groundwork. We’ll be looking to
the community to help us identify the most critical issues, the most
pressing needs, the most important actors, and how move ahead.
As a pervasive practice employed by governments, corporations, and individuals, routine data collection and ubiquitous camera technology are shifting boundaries and cultural expectations about what should and should not be shared. This symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines to discuss privacy protections, surveillance methods, and modes of resistance in a digital age.
Bringing together experts from technology corporations with human rights and war crimes investigators to develop practical and ethical guidelines regarding cyber-investigations of domestic and international crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity.
Note: If you are interested in a specific event, please note whether it is listed as Open or Closed. Open events require pre-registration.