Centre for Internet & Society

RightsCon is the world’s leading event convened around the issues of the internet and human rights. The annual conference convenes business leaders, visionaries, technologists, legal experts, civil society members, activists, and government representatives from across the globe on issues at the intersection of tech and human rights. The event was organized by RightsCon.


This year, we had three days ofprogrammingplus a day of satellite events (Day Zero satellite events + three full days of main programming), tackling some of today’s most challenging business and policy issues: freedom of expression, online harassment and countering violent extremism, privacy and digital security, encryption, network discrimination and connectivity, human rights, trade and business, transparency reporting, digital inclusion, internet governance, and much more. Click here to see our program schedule.

With 250+ sessions and over 1,000 registered participants, RightsCon 2016 provided unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading speakers and organizations, both in sessions and through private meetings and discussions. It was also home to an array of parties, movie screenings, and social events throughout the week to help participants meet others in the space.

Elonnai Hickok participated in the following panels and meetings at RightsCon held at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, California from March 30 to April 1, 2016:

1. Beyond CSR: Promoting Strong Human Rights Performance - Centre for Law and Democracy
2. Ranking ICT Companies on Digital Rights; A How to Guide - Ranking Digital Rights
3. Who is an Intermediary? Harmonizing Definitions? - CIS
4. Manila Principles: One Year Later - CIS and EFF
5. Cross Border Data Requests - American University Washington College of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law.
6. Closed door meeting for Ranking Digital Rights
7. GNI meeting on Mutual Legal Assistance

More info on the RightsCon website