2021 HRC Res­o­lu­tion on the right to privacy in the digital age

HRC 48th ses­sion

Used as precedent

digital health

Not­ing the impor­tance of pro­tect­ing and respect­ing the right of indi­vid­u­als to pri­vacy when design­ing, devel­op­ing or deploy­ing tech­no­log­i­cal means in response to dis­as­ters, epi­demics and pan­demics, espe­cially the coro­n­avirus dis­ease (COVID-19) pan­demic, includ­ing dig­i­tal expo­sure noti­fi­ca­tion and con­tact trac­ingNot­ing also that new and emerg­ing dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies can con­tribute to fight­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic, and recall­ing in this regard the impor­tance of pro­tect­ing health-related data, while not­ing with con­cern that some efforts to com­bat the COVID-19 pan­demic have an adverse impact on the enjoy­ment of the right to pri­vacyAffirms that the same rights that peo­ple have offline must also be pro­tected online, includ­ing the right to pri­vacy