Spain will use this Charter to develop the protection of citizens' rights in digital environments, taking into account the impact of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, among other aspects.
- The group of experts is made up of leading jurists, user and internet representatives, professors of digital rights and technological and cybersecurity consultants.
- The Government will prepare the final drafting of the Charter with the contributions of this group of experts and the contribution of citizens through a public consultation.
The Government has launched the process to prepare a new Digital Rights Charter for Spain with the constitution of a group of experts who will act as an advisor. Along with it, a participatory procedure will also be opened so that citizens can make contributions. The final drafting of the Charter by the Government will incorporate the contributions that come from both areas.
This Monday took place the first meeting of this group of experts, whose constitution was chaired, by videoconference, by the third vice president and minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño. Along with her, the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas, whose Secretary of State has promoted the creation of the group, as well as representatives of the First Vice Presidency, Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory; of the Ministry of Justice and the Spanish Agency for Data Protection.
Digital Bill of Rights
Currently, Title X of the Organic Law on Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights, dedicated to guaranteeing the digital rights of citizens, proclaims rights as important as those related to data protection, the workplace, the protection of minors or with the media and social networks.
In order to complete and develop this regulatory framework, the Government has launched the process of preparing this Charter, solely dedicated to digital rights, to include some not yet included in the aforementioned Title X. This is the case of those related to protection of vulnerable groups, new labor relations or the impact of new technologies such as artificial intelligence.
The final document prepared by the Government will have the advice and proposals of the group of experts constituted this Monday and the contribution of citizens through an open participatory process, which will make this Digital Rights Charter the first national product of such a procedure.
Group of experts
The working group, whose activity is carried out by telematic means, is made up of prominent professionals in the digital field. It includes jurists, representatives of users and Internet users, professors and professors of digital rights, technological and cybersecurity consultants, among other renowned experts.
The group is made up of:
- Borja Adsuara, professor, lawyer and consultant
- Moisés Barrio, lawyer of the State Council
- Manuela Battaglini, CEO of Transparent Internet
- Tomás de la Quadra-Salcedo, Professor of Administrative Law at the Carlos III University
- Susana de la Sierra, Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha
- Celia Fernández Aller, professor of Constitutional Law at the Polytechnic University of Madrid
- Enrique Goñi, from the Hermes Institute
- Simona Levi, co-founder of Xnet
- Paloma Llaneza, CEO of Razona Legal Tech
- Ricard Martínez, associate professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Valencia
- Miguel Pérez Subías, President of the Association of Internet Users
- José Luis Piñar, Professor of Administrative Law at the CEU-San Pablo University
- Algeria Queralt, professor of Constitutional Law, University of Barcelona
- Javier Ruiz Díaz, policy director of Open Rights Group
- Emilia Saiz, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and participant in CC4DR (Cities Coalition for Digital Rights of the United Nations)
- Ofelia Tejerina, general secretary of the Association of Internet users
- Carissa Véliz, researcher of Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford
- The objective is for the Charter to be a choral action of the Government supported by the contributions of civil society as a whole.
- The process that will conclude with the preparation of the Digital Bill of Rights by the Government will have two participation mechanisms. The first is the work of the group of experts launched this Monday, and the second will be held in parallel and will consist of an open consultation, in which the entire citizenry can participate, and the result of which will also serve as a contribution to the work of this group.
The process that will conclude with the preparation of the Digital Bill of Rights by the Government will have two participation mechanisms. The first is the work of the group of experts launched this Monday, and the second will be held in parallel and will consist of an open consultation, in which the entire citizenry can participate, and the result of which will also serve as a contribution to the work of this group.
The objective is for the Charter to be a choral action of the Government supported by the contributions of civil society as a whole.