Privacy, Data Rights and Cybersecurity: Technology for Good in the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Katina Michael, Shannon Kobran, Roba Abbas, Salah Hamdoun

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Abstract

When technology is used for good in addressing sustainable development goals, fundamental human rights are adhered to. In the context of technology, we can discuss privacy, data rights and cybersecurity as three areas that are integral in maintaining the freedom and dignity of the individual. In a rush to bring developing nations on par with developed nations, the rapid deployment of technology is often seen as the answer to the achievement of all 17 sustainable development goals. We have seen, for example, biometric systems deployed in India through the Aadhaar biometric ID system versus the adoption of basic mobile technologies in Africa, providing e-payment capabilities. How can we know whether the deployment of new technology will help or inhibit the liberation of peoples, for example, to conduct mobile commerce? This paper emphasizes the need for three ethical elements-privacy, data rights and cybersecurity-in the deployment of new technologies and provides examples throughout history that demonstrate positive or negative applications of technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154800
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2019 - Boston, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2019Nov 16 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings
Volume2019-November

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period11/15/1911/16/19

Keywords

  • cybersecurity
  • data rights
  • ethics
  • privacy
  • sustainable development goals
  • technology
  • values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Michael, K., Kobran, S., Abbas, R., & Hamdoun, S. (2019). Privacy, Data Rights and Cybersecurity: Technology for Good in the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2019 [8937956] (International Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings; Vol. 2019-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISTAS48451.2019.8937956