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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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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)

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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

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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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28 May 2020

Commentary: Digital consultations amid COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate investment-opportunism & risks indigenous communities’ survival

Author: Sam Szoke-Burke, Thomas Reuters Foundation

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27 May 2020

Qatar: Mandatory Covid-19 tracking app raises serious privacy & security concerns, say NGOs

As part of Qatar's containment efforts to combat coronavirus, the government has rolled out a track-and-trace app, Ehteraz. The app is mandatory for download by those wishing to leave their residence; individuals who fail to do so face a severe fine of...

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25 May 2020

EU Industry commissioner Thierry Breton warns Facebook's Zuckerberg to step up efforts against fake news

Author: EU Today (UK)

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