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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Indian Government v Social Networking sites: Expert Views

Author: Bar & Bench News Network, Published on: 8 December 2011

According to the Google Transparency Index reported in the Hindu, for January to June 2011, the Internet search giant received requests from the Indian government...to remove 358 items...Hindu further reported that “Interestingly, the biggest chunk of this is accounted for by a single “request from a local law enforcement agency to remove 236 communities and profiles from [social networking site] orkut that were critical of a local politician.” Google did not identify this politician, but it did state that “we did not comply with this request, since the content did not violate our Community Standards or local law.”...Bar & Bench spoke to Apar Gupta, Partner at Advani & Co and Pranesh Prakash of CIS to get their views on whether there should be censorship on social networking sites. [also refers to Facebook, Microsoft]

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Related companies: Facebook Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Orkut (part of Google)