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The Center on Globalization, Law and Society presents

Corporate Responsibility and

Human Rights in a Digital Age

A Conversation with Deirdre Mulligan

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
12:15–1:15 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1131

Moderated by Professor David Kaye
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

Never in the modern age has so much of what we perceive as platforms for public expression been hosted in private space. Search engines, service providers, telecom companies, social media—to name a few—are privately owned. Public authorities have specific human rights obligations, its lead actors often subject to some form of accountability. What about private actors? What are their responsibilities? How should relationships among corporate actors and governments be structured? In practice, does broader or stricter laws and regulation encourage corporate behavior that protects online privacy, free expression and other human rights?

Join us for a conversation with Deirdre Mulligan, co-author of Privacy on the Ground (MIT Press, 2015), a groundbreaking study on corporate privacy practices in the U.S. and Europe. Mulligan is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley and a co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

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