The same week the Supreme Court voted to recognize same sex marriages, the Justices upheld another important human right: the right to privacy. On June 22, the Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles city law requiring hotels to turn over guest information to local authorities, even in the absence of a warrant. This case was just one example of the increasing limitations of companies to protect the privacy of customer and employee when confronted with illegitimate government requests.
Last week, at the G7 Summit, leaders of some of the world's largest economies for the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights(UNGPs). This is an important and welcome step toward the state protection of human rights, but it's just the beginning.