What We Do
The BHR Group is led by Michael Samway, a veteran technology company executive and global public policy advisor.
We advise information and communications technology companies on integrating global business operations with leadership and responsible decision-making on policies, practices, and strategies related to free expression, privacy, non-discrimination, public safety, and national security issues. This includes advising on questions around content moderation, data location and disclosure, systems architecture, and encryption as well as on organizational structure and risk anticipation, evaluation, and response.
We have advised companies including Airbnb, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Millicom, Nokia, Twitter, Verizon, and Yahoo!. We have also advised Cloudflare (Project Galileo), the Global Network Initiative and the Wikimedia Foundation on a pro bono basis.
We focus on operations in markets around the globe, including in countries with weak rule of law, and align our work with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its implementing treaties, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the GNI Principles, and other norms related to business and society and the rights to freedom of expression, privacy, and non-discrimination. We are also committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our work.