Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.

Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon Toronto 2018. This year’s program, built by our global community, is our most ambitious one yet. Within the program, you will find 18 thematic tracks to help you navigate our 450+ sessions

Build your own customized RightsCon schedule by logging into Sched (or creating an account), and selecting the sessions that you wish to attend. Be sure to get your ticket to RightsCon first. You can visit rightscon.org for more information. 

To createIf you’ve created a profile with a picture and bio, please allow a few hours for the RightsCon team to merge it with your existing speaker profile. 

Last updated: Version 2.3 (Updated May 15, 2018).

View analytic
Wednesday, May 16 • 14:30 - 15:45
Human rights due diligence in telecommunications – is the current practice the good practice?

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights indicate that businesses should carry out due diligence in order to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how they address human rights impacts. Over the past year, telecommunications companies have begun to publish more detailed information about their approach to human rights due diligence, with some even publishing full impact assessment reports. This interactive discussion will review some of the lessons that telecommunications companies have learned from conducting due diligence. We will seek consensus on some good practices and explore whether current practice is consistent with stakeholder expectations.

Questions to be addressed:

When is the right time to conduct a human rights impact assessment? When should a company use external experts to conduct due diligence, and when will internal resources suffice? How can due diligence be effectively built into a company’s day-to-day operations? What are some of the lessons learned in recent human rights due diligence activities?

Moderators
avatar for Michael Samway

Michael Samway

President, The Business and Human Rights Group
Michael Samway is president of The Business and Human Rights Group, where he advises technology companies on ethical decision-making regarding free expression, privacy, public safety and national security. Samway spent ten years (2000-2010) at Yahoo!, where he was a vice presiden... Read More →

Speakers
PH

Patrik Hiselius

Senior Advisor, Digital Rights, Telia Company
avatar for Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Executive Director, Internet Sans frontières
I work at the intersection of Tech, Human Rights, Business. | I am a lawyer, and the Executive Director of Internet Without Borders, an organisation defending digital rights, and an open Internet for all.
avatar for Cynthia Wong

Cynthia Wong

Senior Internet Researcher, Human Rights Watch


Wednesday May 16, 2018 14:30 - 15:45
205C

Attendees (109)