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6 September 2019
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Author: Stratégies (France)

« Facebook ne reconnaîtra plus votre visage sans votre accord », 4 septebre 2019...

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5 September 2019

Report of the Thun Group of Banks' Annual Meeting 2019

Author: Thun Group of Banks

More than 50 participants attended the two day annual meeting in Thun. Representatives from banks, governments, academia, civil society, international governmental organizations, law firms, and other business organizations came together to discuss...

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30 August 2019

Kenya: Technology-related economic opportunities far outweighs job losses, argues columnist

Author: Bitange Ndemo, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Don’t blame technology for job losses"...

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Article
19 August 2019

Facebook recording of user audio prompts EU privacy regulator to investigate company's handling of personal data

Author: Thomson Reuters via CBC

"Facebook recording of user audio prompts probe from EU privacy regulator", 14 August 2019...

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19 August 2019

Kenya: Rise in digital economy contributing to job losses especially in banking sector

The recent past has seen a number of companies including banks declaring a significant number of their staff members redundant as they increasingly embrace digital technology in a bid to reduce staff costs 

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19 August 2019

Microsoft criticised for investing in Israeli facial recognition company allegedly conducting surveillance on Palestinians

Some civil society groups and privacy activists are criticising Microsoft's investment in AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition company which is allegedly carrying out surveillance on Palestinians. In June 2019, Microsoft’s M12 venture capital arm...

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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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Company response
18 August 2019

Response from Microsoft

Author: M12, corporate venture arm of Microsoft

M12 is the corporate venture arm of Microsoft and was formerly known as Microsoft Ventures.AnyVision agreed to comply with Microsoft’s facial recognition principles as part of M12’s investment. Microsoft believes that technology companies need to...

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13 August 2019

Kenya: Samasource on how its impact source model ensures it recruits from disadvantaged backgrounds, including women & youth

Author: Moses Omusolo, Standard Digital (Kenya)

"Impact sourcing and its contribution to the Economy"...

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13 August 2019

Rise in digital economy contributing to job losses

Author: Fredrick Obura, Standard Digital (Kenya)

"Tough time as Kenyan companies plan mass job cuts"...

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