Reports

Open MIC produces reports for investors and business audiences who seek to prioritize social responsibility in  decision-making. Please feel free to use and share the reports we have prepared, and reach out to us with all questions — media@openmic.org.

 
 
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DOES PRIVACY PROTECTION HAVE BORDERS?
China’s Data Localization Rule and the Risks for U.S. Tech Companies

September 2018

This report focuses on China’s Cybersecurity Law but raises questions regarding data privacy beyond China. It aims to highlight the tensions — and critical risks — that companies confront as they weigh the dueling challenges of protecting user privacy while adhering to the laws of the countries where they do business.

 
 
 
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FORMULAS FOR TROUBLE:
Why Smart Companies Must Tread Carefully with Algorithms

April 2018

Investors can be key players in encouraging companies to assess and address the potential impacts of algorithms before they are deployed. The purpose of this report is to highlight the critical issues and challenges posed by the race to score gains in the marketplace through the unseen hands of algorithms and AI.

 
 
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Fake News, Hate Speech & Freedom of Expression:
Corporate Responsibility in an Age of Alternative Facts

May 2017

This report presents some of the latest thinking regarding the challenges of deceptive content and online hate speech; analysis of the legal, reputational and financial risks to companies; and recommendations for developing greater corporate accountability and transparency on these issues.

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BREAKING THE MOLD:
Investing in Racial Diversity in Tech

February 2017

In addition to underlining the already well-founded business case for racial diversity, this report reviews the systemic problem of racial bias in tech; the failure of existing efforts to effectively address the problem; and the powerful role of investors in holding tech companies accountable for real change.