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Jul

9

July 9, 2020

Information And Communications Technology: Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Data protection is rarely discussed during dialogue about the need for a new social contract. However, the existing social contract was developed in the pre-digital world, not today’s data-rich environment, and a modern social contract must address a whole host of new risks and opportunities arising from how employee data are collected, shared, and used.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Social Contract

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May

12

May 12, 2020

Information And Communications Technology: A Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook In Cambodia

A Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook In Cambodia

Earlier today, Facebook published an executive summary of a human rights impact assessment that BSR conducted on behalf of Facebook in Cambodia and its response to those recommendations. We welcome this disclosure as part of Facebook’s increasingly strategic approach to human rights due diligence.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Feb

25

February 25, 2020

Information And Communications Technology: Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Innovative Approaches for the Technology Sector

Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Innovative Approaches for the Technology Sector

This blog is the second in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry. While the previous blog described challenges related to these assessments, this blog proposes solutions.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Feb

20

February 20, 2020

Information And Communications Technology: Accelerating Toward Data Insights

Accelerating Toward Data Insights

In the first Tech Against Trafficking Accelerator, CTDC partnered with Tech Against Trafficking members and partners across different workstreams related to privacy-preserving mechanisms, data standards, and increased platform engagement.

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

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Feb

11

February 11, 2020

Information And Communications Technology: Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Applying UNGPs in the Technology Sector

Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Applying UNGPs in the Technology Sector

This blog is the first in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jan

21

January 21, 2020

Information And Communications Technology: Five Insights on the Future of Reporting from Uber’s Safety Report

Five Insights on the Future of Reporting from Uber’s Safety Report

In December, Uber published its first-ever U.S. Safety Report, sharing the company’s approach to serious safety incidents—such as injuries, fatalities, and sexual assault or misconduct—and describing its recent safety investments. Uber deserves praise for voluntarily reporting on these important challenges, and its publication provides important lessons for other companies on the value of reporting.

#Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications

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Dec

12

December 12, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: A Human Rights Review of the Facebook Oversight Board

A Human Rights Review of the Facebook Oversight Board

Today, BSR is releasing a human rights review to inform the governance and operations of the Facebook Oversight Board so that it is consistent with human rights-based approaches, principles, standards, and methodologies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Dec

11

December 11, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

BSR interviews UPS Director of Sustainability Patrick Browne on the types of new technologies UPS has deployed, the impact they have had so far, and plans to further integrate tech into their sustainability strategy for 2020 and beyond.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Dec

5

December 5, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

This blog is the second in a series where BSR and Envisible document their project to support a global brand and its supply chain partners to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that delivers sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain.

#Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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Nov

7

November 7, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

In today’s new climate for business, stakeholders are looking to understand the sustainability impacts of the entire company—including the products and services that generate its revenue. BSR member AT&T is an example of a company driving greater impact by making sustainability part of its revenue model.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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