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Information And Communications Technology: Human Rights Due Diligence of Meta’s Impacts in Israel and Palestine in May 2021

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Human Rights Due Diligence of Meta’s Impacts in Israel and Palestine in May 2021

In September 2021, Meta commissioned BSR to review the human rights impacts of the company’s policies and activities during the May 2021 crisis in Israel and Palestine. Today, we are publishing the results of BSR’s analysis in Arabic, English, and Hebrew.

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Information And Communications Technology: Human Rights Due Diligence of Meta’s Impacts in Israel and Palestine

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Human Rights Due Diligence of Meta’s Impacts in Israel and Palestine

This human rights due diligence exercise reviews the impact of Meta’s policies and activities during the May 2021 crisis in Israel and Palestine.

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Information And Communications Technology: Human Rights Everywhere All at Once

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Human Rights Everywhere All at Once

The technology industry is entering a new era of regulation. While each new regulatory initiative stands in isolation to address a specific topic, it is clear that human rights based-approaches—and especially the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)—provide a common thread that ties them all together.

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Information And Communications Technology: Best Practices for Human Rights Due Diligence in Tech Sales Channels

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Best Practices for Human Rights Due Diligence in Tech Sales Channels

To fulfill their commitments to implementing the UNGPs, vendors need their sales partners to address end-use human rights risks. Explore our new brief, which shares guidance and best practices related to the human rights expectations of sales channels in the technology sector.

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Information And Communications Technology: Delaying Climate Action: The Challenges of Moderating Climate Misinformation on Social Media

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Delaying Climate Action: The Challenges of Moderating Climate Misinformation on Social Media

At a point when delays in climate action may lead to catastrophic and irreversible harm, companies must address climate misinformation urgently and decisively. Our new brief explores the specific challenges of moderating climate misinformation.

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Information And Communications Technology: Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat Human Trafficking

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Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) brought together technologists, nonprofits, academics, governments, and policy-makers from 60 countries in a virtual event to celebrate the close of its second Accelerator and discuss how tech advancements can be used to combat human trafficking.

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Information And Communications Technology: Advancing Human Rights in the SaaS Sector

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Advancing Human Rights in the SaaS Sector

BSR worked with a group of SaaS companies to conduct a sector-wide human rights assessment of the SaaS sector focused on the use of B2B services and are publishing the report today. This assessment identifies the SaaS sector’s salient human rights risks and outlines ways in which SaaS providers may impact human rights—as individual companies, as a group of companies, or as a sector.

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Information And Communications Technology: Human Rights Assessment of the Software-as-a-Service Sector

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Human Rights Assessment of the Software-as-a-Service Sector

SaaS services address numerous business needs, and they are behind many of the consumer-facing products and platforms we use every day. This report identifies salient human rights risks and makes recommendations to SaaS providers on how to avoid, prevent, and mitigate adverse human rights impacts associated with their individual services and the sector as a whole.

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Information And Communications Technology: A Human Rights Assessment of Meta’s Expansion of End-to-End Encryption

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A Human Rights Assessment of Meta’s Expansion of End-to-End Encryption

Meta commissioned BSR to undertake a human rights assessment of extending end-to-end encryption across Meta’s messaging services. We share some of the assessment’s key points.

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Information And Communications Technology: Applying the UNGPs to Technology: Our Point of View

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Applying the UNGPs to Technology: Our Point of View

The UN Human Rights Council initiated an expert consultation on the practical application of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). BSR has published a submission drawing upon our experience of 100 human rights assessments with tech companies.

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