Sector-wide risk assessment of ICT sector

This strategic Sector-Wide Risk Assessment (SWRA) looks at the real and potential impacts of the information and communications technology sector (ICT) in order to build a more complete picture of the sector's salient human rights issues. This sectoral view helps investors see the 'bigger picture' of potential adverse impacts of ICT companies, and supports their efforts to identify, assess and address human rights risks in portfolios. 

The ICT SWRA is comprised of salient issue modules, which will be individually published at regular intervals throughout 2019. Each module includes information on international human rights standards relevant to the issue, a summary of reported adverse impacts, the business case for addressing this issue, and guiding questions to support investor engagement with ICT companies.

 Module 1: Privacy and Data Protection

Module 2: Freedom of Opinion and Expression