Information and communications technology (ICT) has been one of the most powerful drivers of change in our global society and has greatly shaped how we protect and advance human rights today.
ICT provides opportunities to advance human rights (for instance, by raising public awareness of human rights violations) and generates new risks as well (for example, by allowing people to track the location of and target a potential victim). And, increasingly ICT companies are coming under fire from stakeholders to take a stronger stand on human rights issues.
BSR would like to invite you to participate in a one-day workshop on ICT and human rights. We will involve participants in the design of the workshop so that it is of greatest possible value to you, with topics that may include:
- Perspectives from BSR on recent developments in business and human rights, including key human rights risks and opportunities in the ICT industry
- Presentations and insights from ICT companies on approaches to human rights in the ICT industry
- Facilitated discussion around key questions identified by the group