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- All stakeholders, including the private sector, agree that a form of regulation concerning the use of digital technologies is needed to protect individuals, build public trust, and advance social and economic development. However, divides remain on the scope and bindingness of such regulation, even if predictability and legal certainty appear essential. There is nevertheless a broad consensus on the need to initiate open-ended and inclusive debates to provide guidance and introduce new frameworks. For example, at the stage of product development, to address the significant impact of new technologies on individuals and the exercise of their human rights.
- States should take appropriate measures to ensure effective legal guarantees and that sufficient resources are available to enforce the human rights of individuals, and in particular, those of marginalised groups. There is a need to enforce mechanisms to ensure that responsibilities for the risks and harms for individual rights are rightly allocated.
- Due to the power of asymmetry between those who develop the technologies, and those who are subject to them, there is a need to empower users by promoting digital literacy skills and to enhance public awareness about the interference of emerging technologies with human rights.