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May

17

May 17, 2022

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

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.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Tech Against Trafficking

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May

12

May 12, 2022

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

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.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Apr

4

April 4, 2022

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

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.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Mar

7

March 7, 2022

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

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.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jun

30

June 30, 2021

Information And Communications Technology: Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking launched its second Accelerator program, welcoming Seattle Against Slavery and Unseen UK into the community.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Tech Against Trafficking

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Jun

21

June 21, 2021

Information And Communications Technology: Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards

Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards

Advisory boards can help companies manage ethical challenges that arise with the acceleration of digital technology innovation. Here are five considerations for establishing a digital ethics board.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Mar

9

March 9, 2021

Information And Communications Technology: The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

As the use of tools designed to monitor workers accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to consider the human rights impacts that may arise from workplace monitoring tools when implementing such technologies in the workplace.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Mar

2

March 2, 2021

Information And Communications Technology: Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

How should a company’s responsibility to respect human rights according to the UNGPs manifest itself in the context of content governance? BSR shares its four-part approach to human rights and content governance.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Feb

17

February 17, 2021

Information And Communications Technology: To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

How can companies play a role in tackling systemic racism and discrimination?

#DEI #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Strategy and Integration

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Feb

2

February 2, 2021

Information And Communications Technology: China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

BSR takes a look at four trends to watch in China’s manufacturing and supply chain environment in 2021, a year still shaped by COVID-19.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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