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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...
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.
Author: Steve Mbego, Standard Digital (Kenya)
“App lenders sign code of conduct, commit to responsible lending practices”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- Related stories: Novalpina Capital buys spyware co. NSO Group & commits to helping it become more transparent
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders Technology and Human Rights: Digital Freedom
- Related companies: Facebook Novalpina Capital NSO Group Whatsapp (part of Facebook)
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...
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...
- Related in-depth areas: Technology and Human Rights
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...
- Related in-depth areas: Mitigation Technology and Human Rights: Artificial Intelligence