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15 November 2019

USA: Congresswomen propose creation of Digital Privacy Agency with power to enforce privacy rights for users & ensure companies follow the law

On 5 November, 2019, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019. If passed, this bill would set up a Digital Privacy Agency (DPA), require that companies disclose why they need to collect and process data, not...

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15 November 2019

Commentary: Online Privacy Act is necessary for protecting right to privacy

Author: Jennifer Brody and Estelle Masse, Access Now

"Finally! A U.S. data protection bill we can get behind", 12 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

Chile: An alliance of workers´ unions from a variety of sectors support protests against the country´s political and economic model

Author: Al Jazeera

“Chile workers unions strike in support of ongoing protests”, 12th November 2019...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs link Wilmar Intl. with human rights abuses in West Sumatra, RSPO allegedly fails to take action

An interim report alleges that communities in West Sumatra were negatively affected by Wilmar's oil palm operations and its suppliers. Communities report loss of access and control over their customary lands which were taken over by Wilmar...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs urge Wilmar Intl. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to conduct assessment on human rights violations in West Sumatra

Author: Nagari Institute, Masyarakat Kehutanan Lestari and Forest Peoples Programme

"PRESS RELEASE: Report Shows Widespread Human Rights violations in Wilmar's Palm oil operations in West Sumatra", 4 Nov 2019...

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14 November 2019

Wilmar International's response

Author: Wilmar International

...Wilmar commissioned Earthworm Foundation (EF) in September 2018 to conduct a thorough evaluation of issues raised against Wilmar's internal systems on social grievance and resolution at three of its subsidiaries... Wilmar also engaged EF to...

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14 November 2019

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's response

Author: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

In the 2017 Complaints and Appeals Procedure we encourage organisations to settle disputes with any aggrieved parties using their own internal grievance mechanisms. In this situation, it is our understanding that this is the case and that Wilmar are...

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14 November 2019
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14 November 2019

USA: 30 Kansas counties & cities currently suing opioid industry

Author: Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR (USA)

"Here are the nearly 30 Kansas Counties and cities taking on the opioid industry", 9 Nov 2019...

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14 November 2019

Report "Italian Legislative Decree No. 231/2001: a model for a human rights due diligence legislation?"

Author: Human Rights International Corner (HRIC) & International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

13 November 2019...

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