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The Panasonic brand is owned by Panasonic Corp., which was known as Matsushita Electric Industrial until October 2008.

 

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19 December 2019

Japan: Amid growing concern on modern slavery, Ajinomoto, Fast Retailing and Wacoal among companies adopting human rights initiatives

Author: Nikkei

[Summary translation from Japanese to English provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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19 December 2019

USA: Federal study confirms racial bias of many facial-recognition systems, casts doubt on their expanding use

Author: Drew Harwell, Washington Post

Facial-recognition systems misidentified people of color more often than white people, a landmark federal study released... shows, casting new doubts on a rapidly expanding investigative technique widely used by law enforcement across the United States...

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3 December 2019
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19 November 2019

Madagascar: Investigation finds children as young as four mining mica for electronics and automotive industries

Author: Lisa Cavazuti, Christine Romo, Cynthia McFadden & Rich Schapiro, NBC News

"'Zone Rouge': An army of children toils in African mines", 18 November 2019...

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18 September 2019

India to open bids for companies to create centralized facial recognition system

Author: Archana Chaudhary, Bloomberg

"India Is Planning a Huge China-Style Facial Recognition Program", 19 September 2019...

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8 August 2019

Cathay Pacific reveals use of onboard cameras to record passenger activity, raising privacy concerns

Author: CNN

“Cathay Pacific reveals its use of onboard cameras”, 6 Aug 2019...

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15 July 2019

Malaysia: Investigation reveals forced labour & migrant worker abuses at factories producing for electronics brands; Incl. co. responses

In June 2019, an investigation by Danwatch revealed abuses faced by migrant workers working at Malaysian factories producing components for major electronics brands and their customers, including Infineon, Possehl, ST Micro, NXP, Panasonic, Toshiba, N...

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25 March 2019

Electric vehicle users should demand ethical sourcing of battery materials, says industry analyst

Author: Bradley Berman, INSIDEEVs

"Electric Car Drivers Should Boycott Batteries Produced by Child Labor", 22 March 2019....

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25 March 2019

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25 March 2019

Thailand: NGOs allege ongoing recruitment fees & migrant worker abuses at supplier to global electronics brands; Incl. co. responses

From 2016 to 2018, Electronics Watch and the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) documented excessive recruitment-related fees and expenses that migrant workers from Myanmar pay to get a job at two sites of Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand). Their...

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