Human Rights and Business

Explanatory Memorandum: Absence of Insurance Coverage for Platform Economy Workers

July 8, 2024

This explanatory memorandum addresses the legal issue of the absence of insurance coverage for platform economy workers in light of the new Social Insurance and Pensions Law. It provides an overview of the general legal context and analyzes the reasons why many freelancers are not subject to the law’s provisions, with a focus on workers in digital service platforms.

Platform Economy: The Future of Work in the Digital Age

July 1, 2024

This paper examines various issues related to the platform economy, focusing on the Egyptian context. The paper highlights key players, analyzes growth factors, and addresses associated challenges.

Beyond the Algorithm: The Role of Facebook’s Oversight Board

February 27, 2023

This paper deals with the experiment of Facebook/Meta in establishing the Oversight Board to assume the role of the final arbiter in appealing the decisions taken by the company in its moderation of content on Facebook and Instagram. The paper presented the reasons that prompted Facebook to establish the Board, and its objectives for its establishment. It also presented the steps for building this Board and reviewed the general features of its work during its tenure until today.

Human Rights Responsibilities of Tech Companies Operating in MENA

February 13, 2023

This paper contributes to unearthing and understanding the responsibilities that tech companies, which provide these tools, have in safeguarding rights and freedoms, particularly in the MENA region. 

The Impact of Chinese Technologies on Human Rights – Part 2

January 16, 2023

This paper seeks to offer enough information for painting a clear picture of the dangers posed by products and services offered by Chinese ICT companies on the fundamental rights of Egyptian citizens. It tries to explain the size of these dangers by offering information about how far these products have penetrated and spread into the Egyptian market as well as describing the nature of these dangers by using examples that have been revealed about them in different parts of the world.

FinTech and Human Rights Challenges

October 31, 2022

FinTech (finance, technology, and invention development) is a cross-disciplinary field that incorporates finance, technological advances management, and development operation. The threats proffered by Fintech to users could be widely classified as follows: breach of privacy; impacted data protection; increased hazards of scams or frauds; and inequitable or prejudicial use of data.

The Impact of Chinese Technologies on Human Rights – Part 1

October 24, 2022

The digital world is not ephemeral. It still depends on the real physical world and is affected by it. This places Egypt in a special place on the “Belt and Road” map as well as the “Digital Silk Roads”.” Egypt lies exactly at the connection point most frequented by Data exchanged among different parts of the world. 95% of Internet Data traffic goes through submarine cables, and Egypt has the largest number of those cables that connect the old world’s three continents. It’s not surprising that China seeks to be closer to Egypt then. At the same time, the current Egyptian regime finds this an opportunity to get rid of the necessary need for economic ties with the West that comes with the price of being inspected for Human Rights status in Egypt.

Human Rights Aspects in Digital Health

October 10, 2022

The paper covers various aspects with regard to digital health including divulging the field of digital health itself, causes for its rise, its importance, its various types, and the challenges associated with this burgeoning sector and how to overcome them.

How Businesses Can Benefit from Investing in Privacy

September 4, 2022

Amidst increasing privacy concerns, businesses around the world, especially tech-oriented firms, are looking to make changes in their policies. Many businesses are investing in policies that are privacy-forward and help boost growth. Since the rise in privacy concerns has resulted in more companies building privacy security policies, large tech-oriented companies are also a part of […]