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17 July 2019

USA: LGBTQ ex-employees share experience of lawsuit against Dell for alleged gender identity discrimination

Author: Jasmine Garsd, NPR (USA)

"It's A Career Ender': 2 LGBTQ Former Dell Workers Share Their Stories", 15 Jul 2019...

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8 July 2019

Digital Lenders Association of Kenya members agree on a code of conduct; commit to responsible lending practices

Members of the Digital Lenders Association (DLAK) have signed on a code of conduct and announced plans to adopt a self-regulatory framework and a set of shared principles to guide members.   

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30 June 2019

Digital Lenders Association commit to responsible lending practices

Author: Steve Mbego, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“App lenders sign code of conduct, commit to responsible lending practices”...

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25 June 2019

Jordan: Facebook provides platform for domestic workers recruitment agencies allegedly linked to modern slavery

Every week, ads aired on the radio in Jordan offer “one-month trial” periods and “cash on delivery” options for employers who want to hire migrant domestic workers. Online ads via social media such as Facebook also boast offers like "Delivery in 30...

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25 June 2019

UN expert calls for moratorium on the sale, transfer & use of surveillance tools; cites lack of human rights-compliant regulatory frameworks

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. In a...

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21 June 2019

UN report addresses challenges to freedoms of assembly & association in the digital age, incl. recommendations to cos.

Author: Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

“Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (A/HRC/41/41)”, 21 Jun 2019...

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Article
19 June 2019

Novalpina Capital promises enhanced respect for human rights at NSO Group following allegations that its technology was used to spy on defenders

Author: Stephanie Kirchgaessner & Jon Swaine, The Guardian

"WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new 'respect for human rights' following allegations", 18 Jun 2019...

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10 June 2019

108th session of the International Labour Conference

The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference  (ILC) in Geneva, starting on 10 June and concluding on 21 June 2019. The theme of the conference, which marks the ILO's 100th anniversary, is “Building a...

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10 June 2019

UN Secretary General's panel on digital cooperation highlights need to examine how human rights frameworks should guide digital technology

Author: UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

"The Age of Digital Interdependence" 10 June 2019...

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6 June 2019

Training of AI models contributes to carbon emissions

Author: Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review

"Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes," 6 June 2019...

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