12 July 2012
During the Industry Dialogue's recent meeting in Stockholm, potential requirements for a permanent 'home' were discussed. Consequently a letter of inquiry was sent to five selected host organisations: GeSI, GNI, GSMA, ITU and UNGC. Finding a home has been a medium-term objective of the Dialogue since inception. The goals of bringing the Dialogue within a host organisation include: creating a more formalised and inclusive process for stakeholder consultations, increasing membership, and developing a permanent management structure around the principles.
The Telecommunications' Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy is in the process of developing guiding principles on Business and Human Rights, based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Dialogue is exploring the UN Framework to develop due diligence measures that support freedom of expression and privacy in line with the UN guidelines. The aim is also to strengthen existing company policies and practices based on a joint platform.
The goal is to finalise the above work by the end of 2012. TeliaSonera will give regular updates on progress of the Industry Dialogue here, in the TeliaSonera newsroom. The companies participating in the Industry Dialogue are Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, BT, France Telecom-Orange, Millicom, Nokia Siemens Networks, Tele2, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, Telenor, and Vodafone.