The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | September 2019

Digital Human Rights

The Federmann Cyber Law Program Newsletter Editorial #13

By: Yuval Shany
Welcome to the thirteenth newsletter of The Federmann Cyber Law Program.

One focal area of Cyber Law research program in the Federmann Cyber Security Center is the manner in which human rights apply in cyberspace. Although the principle that ‘offline’ human rights also apply online is widely accepted, the special features of the digital environment require important adjustments in the form and contents of human rights. For example, human rights have to be reinterpreted so as to accommodate the speed and scale in which information can be disseminated, to address new challenges resulting from the perpetual availability of data and the accessibility of big data, and to reflect the ever-increasing role of private actors in regulating and controlling online platforms. Furthermore, existing rights, such as privacy or freedom of expression might need to be radically reconceptualized for a radically different societal relations brought about by digital technology. Still, adjustments have their limits, and at some point, we would be confronted with the question of whether new digital human rights ought to be developed and whether new right and duty-holders should be recognized. Offline human rights have been based on a combination of power-imbalance between government and the governed and a history of oppression, abuse of power, injustice and failure to respect basic human needs and interests, and similar dynamics could justify the development of new digital or e-human rights.

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Apply Here (Hebrew) //

Deadline: 01.11.2019


New Lex Cybernetica Podcast Chapters //

New Publication //

The Secondary Global Market for Hacked Data – Amit Rechavi, Tamar Berenblum and David Maimon
Think Easy, Think Hard: When to Let AI Make Business Decisions – Karen Eltis
Counter-Terrorism Effectiveness and Human Rights in Israel – Badi Hasisi, Simon Perry and Michael Wolfowicz
The International Cyber Terrorism Regulation Project – Deborah Housen-Couriel et al

Workshop Summary //

Conference Summary //

Conference Summary //

New Research Projects //

Encryption Rights – Amir Cahane and Yuval Shany
Governance via Insurance: Cyber Insurance Companies as Regulatory Intermediaries – Implications on Israeli Policymaking – David Levi-Faur
Pocket Security: Smartphone Cybercrime in the Wild – David Maimon and Tamar Berenblum
Security Vaccination Ransomware Experiment – Amit Rechavi, Tamar Berenblum and Rutger Leukfeldt
The Insurability of Cyber Risks: Scope, Limits and Prospective Regulation – Asaf Lubin
The Privilege Against Self-incrimination: Reexamination in Light of Recent Technological Advancement – Haim Wismonsky and Amos Eytan
Viral Justice and E-shaming in Social Media Disclosure of Sexual Victimization – Tamar Berenblum and C.J.W. van den Berg
Putting Algorithmic Regulation to Test: The Case of Clustered Disclosure Regulation – Fabiana Di Porto


23.09 // Upcoming Conferences

25.09 // Upcoming Conferences

16-18.10 // Upcoming Conferences

30.10 // Upcoming Workshop

03.11 // Upcoming CyberLunch

10.11 // Upcoming Conferences

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Liability for Artificial-intelligence-based Robots

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