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What does human rights due diligence and corporate responsibility to respect human rights mean in the digital age?

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Business - Private Sector; Discrimination and equality;

Special Procedures

Use of new technologies by business enterprise and the impacts on women�s human rights

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2019 | Report presented to the 41st session of the HRC in 2019 on integrating a gender perspective in implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which provide, under Principle 13, that business enterprises should ensure that new technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation do not have disproportionate adverse impacts on women's human rights

2019

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Corporate human rights due diligence

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2018 | Report presented to the 73rd session of the UNGA in 2018 on business and government action to advance the implementation of corporate human rights due diligence as set out in the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, noting that new technology offers the promise of innovative solutions for improving the way human rights impacts are tracked down the supply chain; that significant innovations involve technology to enable workers� voices to be heard, which can enhance both due diligence and remediation approaches, including in supply chains; that Collaborative initiatives are also being explored in several sectors to use blockchain technology to monitor impacts at all nodes in the supply chain; but that at the same time, when using technology, due consideration needs to be given to the risks of undermining good practice

2018

Business - Private Sector

Special Rapporteurs

Future establishment of an intergovernmental body dealing with Internet governance

Report presented to 4th session of the HRC in 2007 analysing four topics, including the future establishment of an intergovernmental body dealing with Internet governance and its role in limiting commercial pressure on, inter alia, a human rights approach to Internet freedom

2007

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Technology and corporate respect for human rights

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2019 | Report presented to the 41st session of the HRC in 2019 on the 7th annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, which includes a chapter on technology and corporate respect for human rights

2019

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Employing digital technologies and new media to document cultural heritage

Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights - 2015 - Report presented to the 71st session of the UNGA in 2016 on a human rights approach to the intentional destruction of cultural heritage in conflict and non-conflict situations by States and nonState actors, recommending, among other things, that States should prepare in peacetime for any possible threat to cultural heritage in time of war, including through documenting the tangible and intangible cultural heritage within their jurisdiction, as well as employing digital technologies and new media, wherever feasible

2015

Business - Private Sector

Committee on the Rights of the Child

General Comment on State Obligations to Regarding the Impact of the Business Sector on Children's Rights

General Comment No. 16

2013

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Technology and corporate respect for human rights

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2019 | Report presented to the 41st session of the HRC in 2019 on the 7th annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, which includes a chapter on technology and corporate respect for human rights

2019

Business - Private Sector; Civic space and content gobvernance; SDGs - Digital divide

Special Procedures

Copyright law and policy from the perspective of the right to science and culture

Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights - 2015 - Report presented to the 28th session of the HRC in 2015 on copyright law and policy from the perspective of the right to science and culture, emphasizing both the need for protection of authorship and expanding opportunities for participation in cultural life

2015

Privacy, surveillance, data; Civic space and content governance; Business and private sector

Human Rights Council

Freedom of expression, State regulation, and the private sector in the digital age

Report presented to 32nd session of the HRC in 2016 on the freedom of expression, State regulation, and the private sector in the digital age addressing, among other things, content regulation, internet shutdowns, net neutrality, and surveillance as well as digital security, along with submissions by States and civil society on the topic. https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomOpinion/Pages/Privatesectorinthedigitalage.aspx

2016