by Patrik Hiselius (TeliaSonera), Chair of the Industry Dialogue, March – September 2013
TeliaSonera’s hands-on operational processes for assessments and escalation of governments’ requests present a good example of how to embed essential parts of the Industry Dialogue (ID) Guiding Principles into a telecommunications company’s everyday business operations.
During the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue’s most recent quarterly meeting in London, current Chair Annette Fergusson (Vodafone) and past Chairs Patrik Hiselius (TeliaSonera) and Yves Nissim (Orange) reflected on the milestones that the Dialogue has reached since its launch in March 2013.
by Annette Fergusson, Chair of the Industry Dialogue (Vodafone)
On July 10-11, Vodafone hosted the quarterly face-to-face meeting of the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue in our London offices.
On May 27-28, 2014, Industry Dialogue members Patrik Hiselius of TeliaSonera, Milka Pietikainen and Linda Peralta of Millicom, Laura Okkonen of Nokia, and Sidsela Nyebak of Telenor took part in the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) in Stockholm, Sweden. They met with policymakers, civil society representatives, activists, and other business representatives from around the world to discuss the SIF 2014 theme, “Internet privacy, transparency, surveillance, and control.”
On April 28-29, 2014, Industry Dialogue members Patrik Hiselius of TeliaSonera and Yves Nissim of Orange took part in the Freedom Online Conference organized by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) in Tallinn, Estonia.
On April 2-3, 2014, the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue held its quarterly meeting in Washington, DC.
On March 3-5, 2014, Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Chair Yves Nissim of Orange and Patrik Hiselius of TeliaSonera took part in the RightsCon summit organized by Access in San Francisco, California.
One year ago, the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy was officially launched with the publication of a set of Guiding Principles that address the issues of freedom of expression and privacy as they relate to the telecommunications sector. The launch formalized a series of meetings held by companies since 2011, when the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Companies participating in the Industry Dialogue – Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Millicom, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Orange, Telefonica, Telenor Group, TeliaSonera, and Vodafone Group – provide telecommunications services and equipment to consumers, businesses, and governments worldwide.
Read about our progress during the first year of the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue.
The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue is pleased to be participating in RightsCon, a summit of corporate leaders, human rights experts, government representatives and other stakeholders from around the world aimed at advancing solutions to human rights challenges by focusing on the technology sector.
The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue held its most recent quarterly meeting on December 17, 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. The meeting was hosted by Nokia Solutions and Networks and featured a demonstration at the NSN Solution Experience Center (pictured above).