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Breakout Session

Ethical Technology Use in the COVID Era

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The topic of human rights and technology use has been growing in importance over the years, but new use cases for contact tracing and workplace monitoring during COVID-19 present significant new questions about how to balance health and safety with privacy and human rights standards. How do we use technology ethically, and what are the reasonable lines to draw between public health benefits and human rights violations? Join us to learn lessons from companies that are developing and deploying these technologies and now non-tech companies should be engaged in the conversation.

Scheduled Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced.

Katie Shay

Head, Business and Human Rights


Alexandria Walden

Global Head, Human Rights


Steve Crown

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Microsoft Corporation

Hannah Darnton

Associate Director

BSR (Moderator)

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I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


Convening Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

We Mean Business

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Flex Ltd.
The Walt Disney Company

Supporting Sponsors

AB InBev
The Coca-Cola Company
Google, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation

Marketing and Media Sponsor

3BL Media