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12 November 2019

Everything so far has failed: Why Exxon Mobil is being taken to court over climate change

Author: Ryan Devereuax, Intercept (USA)

The case was the People of the State of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp., which concluded last week. It is part of a wave of litigation directed at the titans of the fossil fuel industry making its way through courts across the country. “It’s only the...

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8 October 2019

USA govt. widens trade blacklist to include eight Chinese artificial intelligence companies due to concerns on treatment of Muslim minorities

Author: David Shepardson & Josh Horwitz, Reuters

“U.S. expands blacklist to include China's top AI startups ahead of trade talks”, 8 Oct 2019...

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12 September 2019

US lawmakers introduce bill to stop tear gas sales to Hong Kong

Author: Owen Churchill, South China Morning Post

US congressional representatives announced legislation… calling for a ban on sales of riot control equipment to Hong Kong law enforcement services…...

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25 August 2019

China: Food delivery workers complain about underpay, overwork and dangerous working conditions

Author: Nick Aspinwall, The Nation (USA)

“China’s Delivery Drivers Rage Against the Algorithm”, 21 August 2019...

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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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19 August 2019

UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee invites inputs on opportunities & challenges of new & emerging digital technologies on rights

In July 2019, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution entitled, “New and emerging digital technologies and human rights”. In this resolution, the Council requested that the Advisory Committee prepare a report on the possible impacts,...

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19 August 2019

Advance edited version: New and emerging digital technologies and human rights resolution

Author: UN Human Rights Council

... Mindful that the possible impacts, opportunities and challenges of rapid technological change with regard to the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights, including in cases where changes may occur at an exponential pace, are not fully...

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18 August 2019

Call for input: New and emerging digital technologies and human rights

Author: UN Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

In its resolution, the Council requested the Advisory Committee to prepare a report, from within existing resources, on the possible impacts, opportunities and challenges of new and emerging digital technologies with regard to the promotion and...

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29 July 2019

Uganda: Govt. agency claims global technology firms hampering efforts to regulate industry, including protecting data privacy

Author: Eronie Kamukama, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Foreign tech firms not easing regulation of sector – NITA-U"...

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25 June 2019

UN expert calls for immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer & use of surveillance tools

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye... called for an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology until human rights-compliant regulatory frameworks are in place... ...

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