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9 June 2020
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"DFRLabs : Une entreprise tunisienne a influencé la présidentielle via les réseaux sociaux", 6 Juin 2020...

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8 June 2020

Tunisia: Comms firm UReputation accused of coordinating Facebook disinformation campaigns to influence African elections

In June 2020, NGO Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) published a report into the operations of UReputation, a Tunisia-based digital communications firm. The company's report found that the company had created a network of...

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5 June 2020

EU: Lawyers advise employers must balance privacy laws when introducing COVID-detecting technology for worker safety

Author: Stephanie Bodoni & Natalia Drozdiak, Bloomberg News

"Tech That Saves EU Firms From Covid-19 Could Kill Them in Court," 1 June 2020...

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5 June 2020

New Report analyses human rights implications of contact tracing software used during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Maria Pia Sacco, Prof. Martijn Scheltema, Dr. Theodora A Christou, Anurag Bana, International Bar Association

"Digital contact tracing for the Covid-19 epidemic: a business and human rights perspective," June 2020...

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4 June 2020

Commentary: African govts. should commit to transparency & respect for privacy in using technology-enabled Covid-19 surveillance

Author: The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) (Uganda)

"Covid-19 in Africa: When is Surveillance Necessary and Proportionate?"...

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3 June 2020

UK: Almost 200 CEOs sign letter to Boris Johnson, calling on govt. to deliver a green recovery plan in the wake of COVID-19

Author: Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

“Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan”, 1 June 2020...

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2 June 2020
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Author: Frédéric Lemaire, Les Echos

« Covid-19 et applications de traçage : le RGPD est-il remis en question ? » 27 mai 2020...

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Company response
2 June 2020

Response from NSO Group

Author: NSO Group

NSO develops and licenses to States and State agencies technologies intended to thwart serious criminal acts... [W]e are aware that our products, as for any other company, can be misused. This is why NSO has been developing its Human Rights Program fo...

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1 June 2020

USA: Company executives speak out against racism following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor & Tony McDade by police

On 25 May 2020, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground, keeping his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, ultimately killing him. Three additional officers were involved. All four officers...

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29 May 2020

USA: State of Arizona files suit against Google for alleged violation of consumer fraud laws

Author: Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider

"Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out," 27 May 2020...

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