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Two weeks ago, the Secretariat of the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum (IGF) approved the creation of the Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility (DC PR). This new component of the IGF will provide a discussion arena aimed at the analysis of the relations between internationally recognised Human Rights and online platforms’ Terms of Service (ToS).
The ultimate goal of the DC PR will be to elaborate concrete solutions aimed at promoting responsibility in the adoption of ToS so as to ensure respect for platform users’ human rights. The proposed solutions, to be developed through an open and multi-stakeholder process, will complement initiatives such as the Council of Europe Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Global Compact, the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the European Union’s Sector Guidance to the implementation of those principles.
Specifically, the DC PR will aim at developing guidance for responsible conduct by online platforms through the formulation of model contract clauses able to protect the interests of both commercial and non-commercial internet users, in accordance with the existing framework of international law, including human rights law.
To read more, see: http://www.medialaws.eu/a-new-dynamic-coalition-on-platform-respons...