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16 April 2002

Survey: Employers Get High Marks from Employees on Privacy, But Tighter On-the-Job Security Procedures Wanted [USA]

Author: Privacy & American Business

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Article
3 April 2002

HIV/AIDS: India Announces New National Policy To Control Disease

Author: UN Wire

[prohibiting violations of rights to education, work and privacy of HIV-infected patients]

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Article
6 March 2002

Work spying may be banned [Victoria, Australia]

Author: Fay Burstin, Herald Sun [Australia]

Spy cameras, e-mail monitoring and other types of surveillance may be banned or curtailed in workplaces if they are found to breach workers' privacy.

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Article
1 March 2002

The Business of the Watchers: Privacy Protections Recede as the Purveyors of Digital Security Technologies Capitalize on September 11

Author: Wayne Madsen, senior fellow of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Multinational Monitor

In the wake of September 11, a wide array of corporations, with the active encouragement of the U.S. government, are developing new and extremely intrusive systems to capture personal data, biometric data and video information.

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Article
12 February 2002

Miners to be filmed giving urine samples [Australia]

Author: The Age [Australia]

Workers at a Queensland mine [Mount Isa Mines] will be filmed while they provide urine samples as part of a new drug-testing policy...The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union condemned the practice, saying it was an unnecessary invasion of privacy.

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Article
19 January 2002

Securicor put camera in female locker room [UK]

Author: Kevin Maguire, Guardian [UK]

Union leaders last night demanded compensation for female employees worried about "peeping toms" and threatened legal action under data protection legislation and the Sex Discrimination Act.

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Story
1 January 2002

Chinese translation of "Business Taking Action to Manage HIV/AIDS"

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Article
1 January 2002

[PDF] Business Taking Action to Manage HIV/AIDS- A selection of business practices responding to HIV/AIDS in- and outside the Asian workplace

Author: Asian Business Coalition on AIDS

[refers to HIV workplace policies of Shell, General Motors, Sony, Nike] [refers to HIV education for staff at major hotels in Bangkok: Grand Hyatt Erawan, Regent (part of Carlson), Pan Pacific, Marriott] [refers to Rohm Apollo Electronics ensuring its...

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Article
1 January 2002

[PDF] Chinese translation of "Business Taking Action to Manage HIV/AIDS"

Author: Asian Business Coalition on AIDS

A selection of business practices responding to HIV/AIDS in- and outside the Asian workplace [Chinese language translation]

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Article
23 September 2001

Fury at plan to sell off DNA secrets [UK]

Author: Antony Barnett and Gaby Hinsliff, Observer [UK]

Leak reveals drug companies' demands - Britain's health files 'could be privatised' - The genetic secrets of millions of Britons could be sold off to private drug companies under highly controversial proposals outlined in leaked government documents.

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