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Blog: "Information technology - the power and responsibility of business"
Author: Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 5 March 2014
This week human rights experts, business people and government representatives are gathered at RightsCon in California to discuss the links between human rights and the tech industry – the immense potential of technology to help realize human rights, and also the risks of abuses and how to pre-empt them...Three defining themes are emerging at the intersection of technology and human rights: 1. Weakness of government protections – and prevalence of corporate complicity in government violations...2. The fast-changing nature of technology, and of human rights risks...3. The importance of technology to the human rights movement as a whole. [Refers to Amesys (part of Bull), AOL, Facebook, Twitter, Vodafone, Yahoo!]