MTN on how it manages "Digital human rights"

Author: MTN Group, Published on: 23 May 2016

Operating across southern, west and central-east Africa, the Middle East and Asia, with widely varying political, cultural, economic, social and regulatory contexts place MTN is in a challenging position of balancing the requirements of 22 operating licences and the numerous laws of these countries with demands for respect for basic rights and freedoms as set out in the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights...

2015 actions and results

Three years ago, we developed the MTN Group's Freedom of Expression, Privacy and Security policy, which set out the principles of digital human rights that we believed were necessary to more effectively meet these challenges... In 2015, we focused on improving operational and tactical governance and due diligence processes to mitigate risks or the impact of events that effectively limited freedom of expression, privacy or security...

2016 plans

To improve operational and tactical governance and other due diligence processes, we aim to finalise an internal checklist or guidelines to help our operations to analyse situations and consider the various scenarios, risks and impacts of decisions and operational actions.

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