Political-Legal Responsibilities Of Companies: The New Frontier Of Corporate Social Responsibility?

Digitization and the digital revolution are changing the world in the 21st century in terms of communication, resource control, commerce, censorship and, even more clearly, in terms of surveillance of people, organizations and markets. Questions about the size of the state and its interventions in society and about the role of private corporate actors gain relevance in the face of these digital developments. The advance of social transformations due to the digitization and use of tools with the so-called “artificial intelligence” have political and legal implications that are still unclear. The overall aim of the paper is to discuss the practical functioning of the idea of corporate responsibility and how it comes to incorporate political requirements with a particular focus on protecting individual and collective political dissent.