Science & Technology and Human Rights - Collected Papers of 2022 China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights
Von Christiana Binder (Autor/in)., Gerd Kaminski (Autor/in)., Wolfgang Kubin (Autor/in)., Chang Jian (Autor/in)., Todd Howland (Autor/in)., Elisabeth Steiner (Autor/in)., Changshan Ma (Autor/in)., Bodomo Adams (Autor/in)., Zhipeng He (Autor/in)., Sonja Bressler (Autor/in)., Byrappa Ramachandra (Autor/in)., Hongjie Man (Autor/in)., Nada Osman (Autor/in)., Youwu Chen (Autor/in)., Martin Pichler (Autor/in)., Zhihao Zhang (Autor/in)., Ziyu Qian (Autor/in)., Michael Lysander Fremuth (Autor/in)., Wanhong Zhang (Autor/in)., Junxiang Mao (Autor/in)., Jinyu Qian (Autor/in)., Changlong Sun (Autor/in)., Liyu Zhu (Autor/in)., Xiaofan Hu (Autor/in)., Yaoyuan Zhang (Autor/in)., Xiaoxiao Zhang (Autor/in)., Ting Wen (Autor/in)., Hannes A. Fellner (Autor/in)., Junyong Xiao (Autor/in)., Haoji Li (Autor/in)., Yi Liao (Autor/in)., Yingxia Tang (Autor/in)., Shengqi Yu (Autor/in)., Rui Cheng (Autor/in)., Rang Li (Autor/in). | Broschiert | 688 Seiten | Erschienen: 06. 02. 2023 | ISBN: 9783991140368 | 1.Auflage
Michael Lysander Fremuth
Hannes A. Fellner
MAG. NADA OSMAN
MICHAEL LYSANDER FREMUTH
ZHU LIYU, HU XIAOFAN
HANNES A. FELLNER
XIAO JUNYONG, LI HAOJI
New Information Technologies1 have been rapidly expanding especially over the last 2 decades. They are used in a variety of fields, by public and private actors. Governments as well as private companies are relying on information technologies to store, transmit and process data and handle information.
That development has gained additional momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic, with information technologies invading to all fields of life, including work, education or governmental services especially as regards public health. So, information technologies have shown their potential especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, their use poses considerable challenges for human rights protection, especially as regards the right to private life. This presentation will deal with these.
In the following, I will first turn to new information technologies as opportunity for human rights protection to then examine the challenges posed by these technologies for human rights. I finally argue that human rights provide for parameters and establish a framework for the use of information technologies in times of pandemic which may guide states in their application.
II. New Information technologies as opportunity for human rights protection
Let me first turn to information technologies as opportunity for human rights protection in times of pandemic. Indeed, the use of information technologies contributes to realise a variety of human rights.
On the one hand, information technologies may contribute to (indirectly) uphold the rights to health and life. For example, they facilitate the tracking of infected persons and their contacts, which is made faster and more efficient. Thereby, infection chains can be prevented and clusters reduced: The number of Covid-19 infections and, as a result, deaths is likely to decrease. Equally beneficial is more indirectly though technologies contribution to fostering scientific progress. The development of new medicines and vaccines contributes to uphold the rights to health and life.........