This week we announced the Coalition for Better Digital Policy, which is a project that we have formed alongside Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand and Tohatoha
The initiative behind this project is to improve the Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms. This Code was developed by several transnational digital platforms, as well as NZ’s non-profit online safety organisation, NetSafe, and is now hosted by NZTech.
Our main concerns with the code are:
● The Code’s self-regulation is not credible.
● The Code isn’t focused on Aotearoa.
● The Signatories’ community engagement has not been effective nor credible.
Our Coalition aims to enable robust, inclusive, and effective regulation of technology, with a focus on upholding human rights and preserving the benefits technology can provide. There is a discussion about this initiative becoming a model for the world, so we must get this right! #FixTheCode.