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22 April 2019

Commentary: National Action Plans should address potential human rights impacts of tech companies

Author: Sebastian Smart, Global Partners Digital

"Can national action plans make tech companies right-respecting?", 3 Sep 2018...

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17 April 2019

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Author: Joseph Menn, Reuters

Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said... Microsoft concluded it would...

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15 April 2019

Commentary: AI can be used to strengthen due diligence & anti-bribery compliance

Author: Merritt Smith, FCPA blog

"The truth about AI and due diligence", 5 April, 2019...

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15 April 2019

Commentary: Binding treaty discussions should include technology & human rights perspective

Author: Sebastian Smart, Global Partners Digital

"The case for and against a binding treaty on business and human rights", 2 April 2019...

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15 April 2019

Google will require temp workers receive $15 minimum wage & parental leave

Author: Alex Castro, The Verge

Google said... it would require its extended, non-employee workforce in the United States receive comprehensive health care coverage, a $15 minimum wage, and 12 weeks of parental leave. The move follows protests from employees and other workers......

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15 April 2019

Nigeria: President calls for regulation of the digital economy to curb threats to access to information & democratic processes

Author: News Agency of Nigeria, Vanguard

"Buhari challenges world leaders on safe, inclusive digital world", 8 April 2019....

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15 April 2019

Tech industry criticised for racial bias in hiring & application of AI technology

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11 April 2019

Blockchain technology is being utilised to support responsible sourcing

Author: Jax Jacobson, Forbes

"Can blockchain apps ensure a responsible mineral supply chain?", 22 March, 2019...

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5 April 2019

Australia passes law penalising social media platforms for violent content; civil society raises concerns re human rights impacts

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Article
5 April 2019

USA: Study explores impacts of automation & technological change on the future of work for women

Author: Ariane Hegewisch, Chandra Childers & Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research

"Women, automation, and the future of work," 13 March, 2019 ...

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