We aim to respect human rights in the way we do business, and to advance those rights with the power of technology.
Facial recognitionFacial recognition can impact rights such as privacy and freedom of expression. To tackle these issues, we’re making recommendations for government regulation.
Defending Democracy ProgramCyber-enabled threats to democratic processes are a critical concern. Protection requires efforts from governments, technology companies, and others.
Council for Digital GoodThe Council for Digital Good brings together teens from across the US to focus on improving online safety and promote digital civility around the world.
Our commitment and approach
Microsoft aspires to leadership in business and human rights, and to serve as a catalyst for action by others—in the technology sector and beyond.
Class-leading due diligence
Rights-aware decision making
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Global Network Initiative Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy steer our human rights work.
Global human rights standardsLearn our global human rights efforts
Empowering the UNLearn about our partnershipWe’re working with the UN Human Rights Office to help them develop technology to predict, analyze, and respond to human rights situations. We’re also collaborating on joint projects and have provided a multi-million dollar grant to support ongoing efforts.
AI and human rightsLearn about The Future Computed
Collaborating with UC BerkeleyLearn how we’re working together
Strengthening cybersecurityLearn about our cybersecurity efforts
FY18 reporting resources
Get the bigger picture
Explore key resources to learn more about our Global Human Rights Statement, our salient human rights issues, and our bi-annual digital trust reports.