In order to provide enhanced clarity for policymakers and other key stakeholders working on regulatory proposals regarding business conduct in the technology sector, the B-Tech Project is developing a “UNGPs compass” tool that would allow policy makers and other stakeholders to assess whether regulatory or incentive-based initiatives directed at tech align with the UNGPs.
The purpose of the “UNGPs compass” will be to inform the choice of design and policy options/instruments for draft legislation and incentive-based initiatives aiming at rights-respecting conduct of tech companies. The aim is to offer a set of core elements that can serve as the analytical grid for rights-respecting tech regulation and policy incentives and that is useful and meaningful for all stakeholders.
The “UNGPs compass” will provide States with a roadmap to check that their efforts across different policy domains relevant to tech/tech companies’ operations, products and services are aligned with the UNGPs. The key messages and features of the “UNGPs compass” will aim to foster a Business & Human Rights angle in tech and advocate for it.