The United Nations has put down its own marker on privacy.

As requested by the UN Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently analyzed the impact of the “widespread use” of artificial intelligence by both governments and businesses, “including profiling, automated decision-making and machine-learning technologies, affects the enjoyment of the right to privacy and associated rights.” The resulting report, “The right to privacy in the digital age,” offered “a set of recommendations for States and businesses regarding the design and implementation of safeguards to prevent and minimize harmful outcomes and to facilitate the full enjoyment of the benefits that artificial intelligence can provide.”

The UNHCHR report also demanded that all nations “establish an appropriate legal and policy framework, including adequate privacy protection legislation and regulation that incorporate the principles of legality, proportionality and necessity, and establish safeguards, oversight and remedies.”