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31 March 2018

First OECD complaint filed against a European company for its activities in Iran

Author: Gerald Pachoud, Bourse & Bazaar

... On 13 September 2017, three civil society organisations filed a complaint with the Italian Government against Italtel Group S.p.A, a major Italian telecom company regarding its business activities in Iran. The complainants argue that the...

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27 March 2018

Commentary: Regulation of social media companies heightens global risk of excessive censorship

Author: Tara Wadhwa & Gabriel Ng, NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights, on Wired (USA)

"Tech Companies Policing the Web will do More Harm Than Good", 31 Jul 2017...

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7 March 2018

CIVICUS' new annual report warns about growing role of private sector in governance

Author: CIVICUS (South Africa)

"CIVICUS: State of Civil Society Report 2018 - Year in Review: Top 10 trends", 06 Mar 2018...

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2 March 2018

The B Team leader & former Nigerian finance minister calls on business & public sectors to stand together against attacks on freedoms

Author: Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, The B Team (US)

"With Freedom at Stake, Business Cannot Afford to Stay Silent", 28 Feb 2018...

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5 December 2017

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store

Author: Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

Apple’s chief executive said Wednesday he’s optimistic some apps that fell afoul of China’s tight internet laws will eventually be restored after being removed earlier this year....

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1 November 2017

10 human rights priorities for the information and communications technology sector

Author: BSR

This issue brief identifies the 10 most salient human rights risks for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies, as well as opportunities for positive impact... ...

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1 November 2017

Automation & AI have potential to both increase productivity & exacerbate existing wealth inequality, says report

Author: Alex Campolo, Madelyn Sanfilippo, Meredith Whittaker & Kate Crawford, New York University

"AI Now: 2017 report," November 2017...

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30 July 2017

Apple’s Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Author: Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

…Apple pulled down several VPN apps — programs that allow iPhone users to bypass the Chinese government’s censorship apparatus — from its Chinese App Store…Apple’s only public statement on the VPN ban said that the company had been “required to remove...

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23 November 2016

Lush creates limited edition product to raise awareness about restrictions on digital rights

Author: Nicholas Deleon, Motherboard - VICE (USA)

"The Next Stage In Digital Activism Is Brought to You By Fancy Soap", 23 Nov 2016...

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3 October 2016

Bahrain: New report confirms Canadian tech company's involvement in online censorship; Netsweeper did not respond

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