Digital and data tools and technologies are changing approaches to health and the design of health systems, but governance models have not followed the pace of innovation. More than three billion people are under the age of 30, and 1.8 billion of these people are between the ages of 10 and 24. These young people may be the first to demand and gain a clear set of rights in relation to rapid technological development for their health and well-being. The Lancet has partnered with the Financial Times for a joint Commission to identify specific instruments to safeguard the rights of children and young people, as well as opportunities to engage in this discussion.
The Commission is supported by independent Commissioners with expertise across medicine, social sciences, e-health, big data analytics, mental health, policy, economics, research, and more. The Commission is co-chaired by Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Chair of the International Advisory Board at the Global Health Centre, and Dr Anurag Agrawal, Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi.