New and emerging technologies need urgent oversight and robust transparency: UN experts

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,
02 June 2023, Costa Rica

UN experts today called for greater transparency, oversight, and regulation to address the negative impacts of new and emerging digital tools and online spaces on human rights.

“New and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence-based biometric surveillance systems, are increasingly being used in sensitive contexts, without the knowledge or consent of individuals,” the experts said ahead of the RightsCon summit in Costa Rica from 5 to 8 June 2023.