ADC with intense agenda at OECD Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
As a member of the Civil Society Information Advisory Council (CSISAC) Steering Committee, the Association for Civil Rights (ADC) attended the OECD Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Spain in Gran Canaria, Spain, from December 12 to 16. Our executive director, Valeria Milanes, the head of Strategic Litigation, Alejandro Segarra, and Julieta Cravero, Strategic Communications Leader, were part of a delegation comprising 21 other representatives belonging to 12 organizations from around the world.
Milanés was the opening speaker at Stakeholder Day on December 13, explaining CSISAC’s pursuits, its relevance as a voice of civil society, and the activities carried out in view of the Ministerial Meeting. Afterwards, she moderated the round table titled Twin Transition (Green and Digital), with the participation of other delegation members.
On December 14, Milanés participated in the workshop called Rights in the digital age: building solid evidence, where she referred to civil society and rights protection in the Internet era, the main challenges, and how to address them. “Rights must be understood within a legal framework and align with the obligations assumed by countries in international human rights treaties,” she said.
Finally, ADC endorsed the CSISAC communiqué requesting OECD to ensure transparent procedures for Trusted Government Access (TGA) to data held by the private sector.
These global events are especially relevant to ADC since civil society can speak out in the discussion around vital issues concerning the digital environment, where the protection of all people’s rights is fundamental.