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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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Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Security - Counter-Terrorism;
Business - Private Sector

Working Group

Military and security products and services in cyberspace and their human rights impacts

Report of the Working group on the human rights impacts of mercenaries, mercenary-related actors and private military and security companies engaging in cyberactivities

2021

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

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

Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and equality;
Business - Private Sector

Special Rapporteurs

Report on the Freedom of Thought

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed

2021

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 Human Rights Council 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

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

Privacy, Data, and Surveillance;
Business - Private Sector

Working Group

Border security technologies and monitoring services, including the use of biometric data

Impact of the use of private military and security services in immigration and border management on the protection of
the rights of all migrants: Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

2020

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Technology and corporate respect for human rights

Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises presented to the 41st session of the Human Rights Council 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