USA: Govt. publishes fact sheet on business, human rights & internet freedom
Author: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor, US Department of State, Published on: 27 November 2017
The State Department’s Internet Freedom and Business & Human Rights (IFBHR) Section within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor leads U.S. government policy to promote and protect human rights online as well as with business, globally. We strive to ensure that the same rights people have offline are also protected online. This means promoting a global Internet that is open, interoperable, reliable, and secure. We work with other U.S. government agencies, governments, civil society, companies, and multi-stakeholder partners to protect Internet freedom. We also partner with business, civil society, and governments to promote respect for human rights in business across all sectors. We lead policy efforts to disseminate and implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, engage in multi-stakeholder initiatives, and work to find solutions to urgent human rights policy issues involving business.