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Digital Rights Initiatives

Human rights is a central theme of the Glasgow City Council Strategic Plan which sets out an aspiration to deliver a step change in how we;

The Digital Glasgow Strategy, approved by the City Administration Committee in October 2019 is a bold and comprehensive strategy that includes a broad range of actions that relate to both the digital economy and digital public services in order to elevate Glasgow’s reputation as a global digital economy and pioneer of digital public services.

The importance of human rights when considering the use and application of digital technology has steadily been increasing in importance and significance over recent years. As described within the Digital Glasgow Strategy, digital technologies undoubtedly provide opportunities to improve human rights, however they can also present a number challenges and threats to human rights such as access, privacy, ethics, equality, and inclusion.

The need to consider digital rights is already recognised in the Digital Glasgow Strategy and there are a number of actions contained within the strategy that put the needs, concerns, and rights of citizens needed to be at the centre of the strategy (such as access to digital connectivity, digital inclusion and participation, skills, privacy and security, and ethics).

The following provides an indication of how the actions contained within the Digital Glasgow Strategy support the principles of the Cities for Digital Rights Declaration.

Cities for Digital Rights Declaration Principles

DIGITAL GLASGOW STRATEGY:

Relevant Goals, Actions, and Achievements

 

PRINCIPLE 1

 

Universal and equal access to the internet, and digital literacy

GOALS

STRATEGIC ACTIONS

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

PRINCIPLE 2

 

Privacy, data protection and security

GOALS

STRATEGIC ACTIONS

with relevant national online identity assurance platforms.

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 

PRINCIPLE 3

 

Transparency, accountability, and non-discrimination of data, content and algorithms

 

GOALS

STRATEGIC ACTIONS

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 

PRINCIPLE 4

 

Participatory Democracy, diversity and inclusion

 

GOALS

STRATEGIC ACTIONS

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 

PRINCIPLE 5

 

Open and ethical digital service standards

 

GOALS

STRATEGIC ACTIONS

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

To find out more about the Digital Glasgow Strategy, please visit: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/councillorsandcommittees/viewSelectedDocument.asp?c=P62AFQDN2UUTDNUT81.

To find out more about our approach to GDPR and data protection, please visit www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy .

 

 

[1] https://digitalparticipation.scot/charter

 

 

Endorse my city

"I request my city council to join the cities coalition for digital rights and protect and uphold our human rights in my city. The same human rights that people have offline must also be protected online."

Cities who would like to sign and learn more about the coalition, please review the checklist of digital rights actions and fill out this form to formally indicate your interest in joining. For more information, contact us at: endorse@citiesfordigitalrights.org

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