[PDF] Online Safety under Repressive Regimes: What is the Responsibility of Technology Companies?
Author: Meg Roggensack, Human Rights First , Published on: 19 October 2012
Stated simply, due diligence means that a company must “know and show” – must identify the human rights risks and possible impacts of its global operations and develop appropriate policies and practices to address that risk, track progress, and publicly communicate that progress. These principles also apply to a company’s business partners. The pace of mergers and acquisitions in the ICT [information and communication technologies] sector means that companies need to regularly reconsider their human rights risk exposure.