Information and Communications Technology

Human trafficking in the ICT sector may exist in the extractive stages (mining for raw material), in the component manufacturing stage (where separate pieces are produced or combined), and in the production stage (where a good is assembled and packaged in a factory). Though practices that lead to human trafficking might occur even earlier, in the recruitment process. Recruitment fees paid to a labor broker may cause indebtness to the worker, which may then lead to forced labor (debt bondage).

NetClean Report 2019
Publications
05 December 2019

NetClean Report 2019 is about live-streamed child sexual abuse, storage of child sexual abuse material and how emerging technologies affect this crime. It is also about businesses’ response to child sexual abuse material in their IT environment, and it includes...

Artificial Intelligence – Combating online sexual abuse of children
Publications
14 October 2019

The rapid growth of digital technology has revolutionized our lives, transforming the way we connect and communicate. Internet access, mobile devices and social media are now ubiquitous, especially among children. Of the 4.5 billion people with access to the internet...

Current and emerging forms of slavery
Publications
05 September 2019

Annual Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences Each year the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, its causes and consequences is requested by the Human Rights Council (formerly the Commission)...

Human Trafficking and Technology: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Publications
08 August 2019

The development of technology has had an important influence on the crime of trafficking in persons, presenting both challenges and opportunities. While technology is frequently misused to facilitate trafficking in persons, its positive use can also help practitioners combat trafficking, such...

How Technology Fuels Trafficking and Exploitation in Asia and the Pacific
Publications
01 May 2019

The total number of modern slavery victims in the world today is estimated to be 40.3 million. Out of this shocking figure, more than half of the victims – at least 24.9 million – are in Asia and the Pacific....

Supplier Responsibility
Good PracticesPublications
01 January 2019

This 2019 Annual Progress Report outlines Apple’s efforts in 2018.

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