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17 September 2018

Commentary: Artificial intelligence will result in loss of jobs, however the right policy choices can support a more compassionate social contract

Author: Kai-Fu Lee, The Wall Street Journal

"The human promise of the AI revolution," 14 September 2018...

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7 September 2018

BSR launches human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to artificial intelligence

BSR has published three papers  describing a human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to AI within and beyond the technology sector. These papers explore the importance of a rights-based approach for governing and...

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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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27 August 2018

Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions

Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative

Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...

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27 August 2018

Pen America launches guide for writers to defend against cyber abuse & calls on social media companies to improve their policies re online harassment

Author: Pen America

There is now a growing recognition that online harassment can affect its targets’ freedom to express themselves, their livelihoods, and their mental and physical health. It is also clear that online harassment can extend to the offline world,...

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3 August 2018

Commentary: Companies risk disability discrimination lawsuits if fail to address employees' mental health issues

Author: Charles Urquhart, Building (UK)

"Legal: Facing up to mental health", 2 Aug 2018...

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Article
18 July 2018

USA: Ex-employee files lawsuit against chemical co. alleging hostile work environment led to anxiety & forced him to retire

Author: Kristine Gonzales-Abella, SE Texas Record (USA)

"Former Dow Chemical employee alleges hostile working environment forced him to retire", 17 Jul 2018...

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23 April 2018

USA: Media co. Vice to face ex-employee's lawsuit alleging workplace harassment & discrimination over assault incident on assignment in Algiers

Author: Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News (USA)

"Vice Media is sued after employee is assaulted on assignment", 21 Apr 2018...

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22 April 2018

UK health secretary urges internet co's to do more to protect children' mental health online or face legislation

Author: BBC

In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt accuses them of "turning a blind eye" to their impact on children....

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17 April 2018

USA: State of Florida to face youth-led climate lawsuit over permitting & licensing fossil fuel activities

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