QUESTION OF: Measures to better regulate the use of personal data and artificial intelligence


CO-SUBMITTERS:Mauritania, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Turkey, Cuba, Peru, Botswana, China, Jamaica.



Recognizing the global and open nature of the Internet and the rapid advancement in information and communication technology as a driving force in accelerating progress towards development in its various forms, including in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, 

Further Recognizing  the resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age adopted by the Human Rights Council on 26 September 2019,

Based on the Federal Government of Germany’s Artificial Strategy Report, published in November of 2018,

Aware that Artificial Intelligence can be utilized to have positive as well as negative impact, 

Taking into account the infringement of privacy and the right to keep personal data in complete privacy, 

Alarmed by the collected material of individual personal information and by this the danger of numerous cases of harassment, human trafficking, 

Taking into consideration the rapid increase of organizations specialized on the development of AIs and therefore the huge positive impact on the job market,

  1. Endorses states to reinforce the surveillance and regulation powers of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and the World Intellectual Property Organization;
  2. Proposes the creation of a completely optional outline that Member States who are interested in properly implementing the usage of AI into their entrepreneurship and business sectors can follow, which would be heavily inspired by the Federal Government of Germany’s Artificial Strategy Report, while welcoming nations to omit certain sections of the strategy if they deem them to be inapplicable to their current budget or interests;
  3. Advocates for a committee to be created with the purpose of modifying and editing the outline to maintain its relevance with the rapid advancement of technology which would meet every 2 years, with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the outline and editing if necessary, and would meet for the first time 3 months after the resolution is passed, in any available United Nations headquarters; 
  4. Promotes the creation of a suggestive outline regarding what to do with personal data management, particularly in Artificial Intelligence usage, based on the GDPR document with the participation of virtual “blue-helmets” (computer technicians with experience regarding personal data usage) that would monitor and file annual reports of personal data management by major corporations and nations without intervention, to inform the general public about the privacy of their data by larger corporations/governments;
  5. Encourages states to discuss and prepare for the impact of AI in job creation and loss by:
    1. ensuring that at least one qualified human being is always involved in the maintenance, development and control of the AI 
    2. discouraging the use of AI in areas where human beings perform as efficiently and as quickly as AI;
  6. Advises states to request that their AI development teams strengthen their algorithms to be inclusive and human rights based, ending discrimination and bias, by:
    1. Recruiting a team that ensures that algorithms are in agreement with the Human Rights Declaration that would be comprised of computer technicians with expertise in the area of human rights and discrimination 
    2. Testing the finished algorithms with volunteers from different genders, ethnic groups, economic classes, ages, etc. to ensure representativeness and that no groups perceive targeting; 
  7. Requests that States incorporate digital literacy in
    1. school curricula 
    2. training and qualification promoted by States for those impacted by the transformation and loss of jobs.