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Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa

Rachel Adams, et al.
Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa
ISBN: 978-0-7969-2609-8
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ISBN: 978-0-7969-2617-3
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2021/168 pages
Distributed for HSRC Press

DESCRIPTION

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), characterized by the growing utilization of new technologies, unquestionably is ushering in innovative solutions to myriad development challenges. At the same time, as the authors of Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa demonstrate, these new technologies can also come with drawbacks, particularly in relation to fundamental human rights.

This groundbreaking book explores the full gamut of 4IR human rights implications in South Africa, reviews current and emerging regulatory frameworks, and offers practical recommendations for the way forward.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Adams is senior research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council and associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. She was previously senior researcher for civil and political rights at the South African Human Rights Commission.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword—Tseliso Thipanyane.
  • Introduction
  • The 4IR in South Africa: Development, Unemployment, and Inequality.
  • Data Governance in South Africa: Cybersecurity and the Right to Privacy.
  • Predictive Policing and Digital Justice.
  • Bias, Discrimination, and the Digital Divide
  • Internet Rights and Responsibilities: Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech.
  • Socio-Economic Rights in the 4IR: Transparency, Accountability, and the Role of Non-State Actors.
  • The Way Forward.
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