Telecommunications Industry Dialogue welcomes new report by UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression
The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue welcomes the new report by UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, which was released on 28 May 2015 and will be presented to the Human Rights Council at its 29th session in June. The report addresses encryption and anonymity in digital communications and makes a number of recommendations to states, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector.
When advising corporate actors to ensure that their practices are consistent with human rights norms, Mr. Kaye indicates that “At a minimum, companies should adhere to principles such as those laid out in the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Global Network Initiative’s Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy, . . . and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Guiding Principles.” The Industry Dialogue is pleased to be highlighted as a good practice and reiterates its desire to welcome new members in the telecommunications industry to its group, as well as to continue its proactive dialogue with key stakeholders.