Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Silcon Valley Conference and Human Rights



This week technology titans and political activists are grappling with how to make social responsibility and human rights part of the fabric of doing business on the internet.

A Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference will wrap on Wednesday in San Francisco after two days of networking and brainstorming regarding how to ensure that the internet is a tool for human rights instead of a weapon of oppression..."
http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Spotlight-on-web-role-in-human-rights-20111026


Google has been prominent in the discussions. Google's director of public policy doesn't think that companies are doing enough to promote human rights around the globe, and that cozying up to repressive governments is bad business.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/25/bob_boorstin_at_svhrc/

There is also a good article in the Economist coverning this too:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/10/internet-and-human-rights

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