The aim of the event is to contribute to creating a better understanding of privacy as an international human right. It seeks answers to the questions: ‘whose privacy?’, ‘why privacy?’ and ‘privacy where?’. The meeting will have a particular focus on developments and trends in Asia which will be studied and discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Some of the topics covered will include (1) Asian traditions of privacy, (2) women and privacy in Asia, (3) privacy and its relationship to other human rights in Asia, (4) surveillance and privacy in Asia, (5) a comparative study of legislative developments in Asia and (6) privacy by design and default from the point of view of developers and manufacturers in Asia.
Dr. Anja Kovacs will be introducing the conference’s session on gender and privacy in Asia.