PI responds to OHCHR consultation on the rights of persons with disabilities

18/08/2023 | Privacy International

Privacy International (PI) has responded to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in its consultation on the rights of people with disabilities. PI's submission highlighted the impact of various technological advancements on the experiences and rights of people with disabilities. To ensure the safety and protection of persons with disabilities, PI recommends that states recognise the risks associated with using automated decision-making in social protection contexts. PI also urges states to conduct comprehensive human rights and data protection impact assessments that consider the rights of persons with disabilities.

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