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Data protection

Data protection aims to regulate data subjects’ rights and data users obligations while collecting, processing and disseminating personal data. It also regulates transfer of data across national boundaries, and roles and responsibilities in data processing value chain. Increasingly, it is a challenge to secure data protection objectives, while enabling societal transformation toward a digital society.

Privacy in the Networked Society

The journey towards the Networked Society is very much about the ongoing digital transformation of economies and societies. This positive development, among other things, cannot be realistically achieved without relying on the collection and processing of data to create knowledge, competencies and capabilities. Proper dataprotection procedures and regulations do not have to jeopardize  the digitization of economies and the associated increas in national competitiveness.

Read our report of data protection and agile digitization

Managing human rights challenges

Since 2011, Ericsson has been working to integrate the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into our governance framework. Since 2012, Ericsson has been active with the Business Learning Program of SHIFT, a nonprofit center for business and human rights, working to embed a human rights framework across the company.

Read more about our work for human rights

Data driven innovation

A new process of datafication is emerging across the world. In contrast to digitization, which enabled productivity improvements and efficiency gains on already existing processes, datafication promises to completely redefine nearly every aspect of our existence.

Datafication, meanwhile, relates to the use of digital technologies to utilize the knowledge associated with physical objects and the data associated with them. Datafication is manifesting itself in society in a variety of forms, and is often, but not always, associated with sensors andactuators, as well as the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

Download our report on the value datafication

Conducting business responsibly

Conducting business responsibly is the foundation of Ericsson’s commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility. Integrity, transparency and responsibility characterize the way we conduct business. This is critical to maintaining trust and credibility with customers, partners, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Learn more about why we value corporate responsibility

Data flows

Continued fast paced digitization of advanced and developing economies elevates the importance of electronic data transfers, which  ensure  international trade continues to flourish.

Find out more about the importance of data flows