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Emerging technologies, from artificial intelligence and automation to blockchain and gaming are providing new opportunities for activism and accountability. At the same time, rapid technological developments raise serious questions about security, privacy, democracy, and the future of work and workers’ rights. In what ways can technology be a powerful force for supporting and protecting human rights, and what are the emerging and future risks? What strategies and practices are most effective in preventing and mitigating the harms of new technologies, and in pushing governments and businesses towards responsible, accountable development?


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