Webinar on Human Rights and ICT Standards

Online, virtual event
webinar human rights ict standards

On Thursday 6th June 2024 (15:30 – 17:30 CEST) the StandICT.eu 2026 and HSBooster.eu project will discuss amongst experts working on human rights and standards, the issue of how to ensure Human Rights are considered and dealt with when addressing technical specifications in ICT standardisation.



Human Rights are defined by regulators, and compiled in Conventions, Declarations and different legal texts. The topic of the webinar focuses on how we may consider those Human Rights when developing technical specifications in ICT standardisation and viceversa. The motivation behind the webinar is to provide background and increase support among like-minded and other third countries for looking into what is needed to integrate Human rights in ICT standards development process.

Preliminary Agenda

15:30 - Welcome and Introduction, Silvana MuscellaStandICT.eu Project Coordinator

15:35 - Policy perspectives, Emilio Davila GonzalezHead of ICT Standardisation Sector, DG CONNECT, European Commission 

15:45 - Enhancing the EU Standardisation Strategy, Jochen Friedrich, Member of the ETSI Board, IBM

15:55 - The role of international standardisation bodies in addressing Human Rights concerns in ICT standardisation, Olivier Alais, ITU

16:05 - The intersection of cybersecurity and Human Rights in the context of ICT standardisation, Arnaud Taddei, Broadcom and ITU

16:15 - Member States Perspectives on integrating Human Rights into ICT standardisation efforts, Marek Janovski (Czech Republic), Daphne Goudry (France)

15:35 - Panel discussion moderated by Nicholas Ferguson, HSbooster.eu Project Coordinator “Human Rights and ICT standardisation: examples and best practices across diverse SDOs” with StandICT.eu fellows and HSbooster.eu experts. Invited panellists:

  • Viveka Bonde, ISO (StandICT.eu Fellow)
  • Christian Grafenhauer, ISO & CEN-CENELEC (StandICT.eu Fellow)
  • Shakira Bedoya, ISO (StandICT.eu and Seeblocks Fellow and HSbooster.eu expert)
  • Emma Day, Human Rights lawyer, AI ethics specialist, Co-founder of Tech Legality

17:15 - Q&A preliminary recommendations

17:30 - Wrap-Up with main findings