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Safeguarding Human Rights in the Face of Cyberattacks

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In an ever-connected world, where we rely heavily on technology and digital infrastructure, the rise of cyberattacks poses a significant threat to our fundamental human rights. 

“Yet again, we have evidence of powerful surveillance tools being used in brazen attacks.  The targets this time around are journalists in exile,public figures and intergovernmental officials. But let’s make no mistake: the victims are all of us, our societies, good governance and everyone’s human rights,”

Agnes Callamard, Secretary General at Amnesty International.

As denounced by Agnes Callamard, Secretary General at Amnesty International, we have recently witnessed multiple cyberattacks. How can we defend our human rights?

The first line of defense against cyberattacks is robust cybersecurity. Governments, businesses, and individuals must invest in state-of-the-art security measures to protect their digital infrastructure and sensitive data. Organizations should also conduct regular security audits and vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential weaknesses proactively. Empowering individuals with digital literacy is also crucial in promoting awareness and self-defense against cyberattacks. 

Governments play a pivotal role in ensuring the protection of human rights in the digital realm. These laws should also include provisions that safeguard privacy, freedom of expression, and access to information, emphasizing that these rights should be protected online as well as offline. 

Countries must work together to establish international norms, standards, and protocols for combating cybercrime to protect human rights in cyberspace. Diplomatic efforts should be prioritized to foster cooperation, information sharing, and capacity building among nations. 

In 2022, the IASC received the Cybersecurity & Cooperation award at the Future Innovation Summit in Dubai. This is a testimony of our commitment and legacy. We strongly believe that efforts must be made to encourage collaboration between civil society, academia, and technology companies to develop innovative solutions and policies that protect individuals’ rights while enabling the benefits of the digital revolution.

The Data Protection Day is celebrated (28 January), and on the 25 January in Brussels, Belgium the Council of Europe (CoE), CPDP and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) are co-organizing a one-day event. The conference aims to focus on the latest developments and challenges happening in the data protection world, such as: Global data flows, Digital Governance, Regulating AI, Harmonizing of GDPR procedures.

As the organizer of the World Changers Summit in Vatican City, IASC is constantly working to define the horizons of digital technologies and in 2024, has already planned to participate in international events around the world such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Electronics Forum in Morocco, the World Tech Summit of Dubai, and the CPDP Data Protection Day Conference in Belgium.

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Thanks To

  • Gabriele Pao-Pei Andreoli

    In the dynamic realm of advanced studies and technological innovation, Sir. Dr. Professor Andreoli stands out as a remarkably influential figure. His exceptional contributions across a multitude of disciplines and sectors have earned him the prestigious Monaco 40 over 40 award, a testament to his expansive reach and lasting impact. President of the Institute for Advance Studies and Cooperation, He is a professor at "Anania Shirakatsi" University of International Relations, fellow of the American Society of Diplomacy and Political Science, academician of social sciences IASS, Florida USA, researcher and honorary professor at the Catholic University of New Spain, Miami, USA. Board member at Regenesis Distribution Ltd., Board of Advisors at HeirStory, He is the founder of Evolutionary Biohacking and the World Changers Summit (Vatican City State). He has been collaborating with many governments, agencies, and public and private institutions all over the world. For his work, he has received many international awards, several titles and honors, among which are: Silver Cross, Red Cross (Italy) Medal of II class-Red Cross (San Marino) - United Nations Medal ONU UNMIK Kosovo -E.U. Medal for the mission EUMM Georgia - Knight Grand Cross of the order of Prince Danilo I of Montenegro - Knight with honors of the Sacred Constantinian Order of St. Giorgio (Naples) - Knight of the Saints Maurice and Lazzaro (Italy) - Knight grand badge Royal Order of Civil Merit of Laos - Knight of Rizal (KR) Republic of the Philippines-Golden Eagle Medal (Albania) Medal of Capistano Ordinamiento Militar de Venezuela, Knight of the order of St. Gregory the grate (Vatican State), Medal of “Dobrici” an Honorary Distinction of the Mayor of Wieliczka, Poland, the Miner's Axe (Barda górncza), given for the support of research and progress in science, Wieliczka, Poland, Knight Grand Cross of the order S. Michael of the wing (Portugal)