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Weak enforcement of EU data protection law means companies are able to circumvent rules, report warns on two-year anniversary of GDPR
Further information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including what the GDPR means for business and human rights in the digital economy and human rights concerns arising from non-compliance, is available here.
EU Commission presents proposal for post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan, includes initiative on sustainable corporate governance in 2021
On 27 May 2020, the EU Commission presented its proposal for a post-pandemic recovery plan 'Next Generation EU' to help the bloc recover from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The EU’s updated seven-year €1 trillion budget proposal and €750 billion...
Author: Frank Bold, WWF, BHRRC & 7 others
"The time is ripe for EU policy reforms and standards on corporate sustainability reporting", 26 May 2020...
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EU Commission adopts Farm to Fork & Biodiversity strategies, intended to promote sustainable economy as part of Green Deal
On 20 May 2020, the EU Commission announced the adoption of two policy packages as part of the European Green New Deal - the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategy strategies. The initiatives are intended to promote a sustainable and competitive...
Author: EU Today (UK)
MEPs call for "anti-oligarch" law, 14 May 2020...
New academic research finds many audits are unreliable and underlines need for mandatory due diligence & worker participation
Author: Jason Judd & Sarosh Kuruvilla, The Conversation
"Why apparel brands’ efforts to police their supply chains aren’t working", 30 April 2020...
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- Related companies: adidas Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)
Foundation for Human Rights in Eritrea sues EU for funding road construction despite alleged use of forced labour in such projects
Author: Nikolaj Nielsen, EU Observer
"EU sued for funding 'forced labour' Eritrea highway"...
EU: Anti-Slavery Intl. brief underscores need for due diligence legislation to prevent forced & child labour in supply chains
Author: Anti-Slavery International
"A call for European Union legislation on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence, to prevent forced and child labour in global supply chains", May 2020...
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