Technology and human rights - advances by business

Below you will find practical examples of how technology companies are working to advance human rights.  See also our "Big Issue" on Information Technology, which includes allegations of misconduct by companies, and their responses.

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21 August 2014

"How social media is fighting back" against terrorist propaganda after killing of journalist

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25 June 2014

Vodafone releases transparency report

Vodafone releases a "transparency report", providing information on governmeent requests for user information in 29 countries.

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8 June 2014

Human rights – Our approach

Author: Vodafone

We recognise that Vodafone has a responsibility to respect human rights, as articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and align our approach with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This responsibility is embodied...

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29 May 2014

Adopting human rights policy will help MTN

Author: Peter Micek, Access, in Business Day (So. Africa)

The MTN Group recently revealed it had adopted its first group human rights policy. For a company that operates in several of the world’s most conflicted regions, this policy, signed off by the company’s top leadership, is an important step...While...

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18 May 2014

Intel to empower 5m women [Africa]

Author: Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen, Daily Trust

Five million women are to benefit from capacity building in digitalisation through a new gender based initiative by Intel tagged, ‘She Will Connect’. The programme...is focused on empowering girls and women to bridge [the] digital divide...in Africa.....

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23 March 2014

LinkedIn Joins the Global Network Initiative

Author: Global Network Initiative

The Global Network Initiative is pleased to announce that LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with approximately 277 million members worldwide, is the latest company to join GNI. GNI’s Board of Directors approved...

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7 January 2014

GNI Report Finds Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo Compliant with Free Expression and Privacy Principles

Author: Global Network Initiative

The Global Network Initiative today released a public report on the independent assessments of founding companies Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. The assessments looked at cases of government requests implicating the rights of Internet users, and found...

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3 October 2013

‘Access to Mobile Services is Almost Like a Human Right’

Author: Simon Lewis, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

…Telenor Myanmar’s Chief Executive Officer-Designate Petter Furburg …[discusses] the challenges and opportunities of bringing telecommunications to the people of Burma...[According to Furburg,] to get access to mobile services…is almost like a human...

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11 March 2013

Global Network Initiative announces 2-year collaboration with 8 telecoms firms on freedom of expression, privacy issues

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3 December 2012

Microsoft's approach to implementing UN Guiding Principles on business & human rights

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