MCRB: ICT is transforming Myanmar, but gaps need filling to protect human rights
The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) published a sector-wide impact assessment (SWIA) on the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in late September, just prior to the publication of this edition of the TowerXchange Journal. This assessment highlights some of the actual and potential positive and negative human rights impacts that the rapid growth of mobile telecoms, internet and other ICTs can have on Myanmar, and the policy gaps that need to be filled. It makes recommendations to government, companies and other stakeholders.
Five main themes emerge from the ICT SWIA: