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China: Global automakers reportedly feed real-time electric car location data to govt. monitoring centres, raising privacy concerns
"Global automakers are feeding real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles to Chinese government monitoring centers, potentially adding to China’s rich kit of surveillance tools…"
HRW launches campaign urging major car companies to stand by Saudi activists jailed for advocating women's right to drive
Author: Human Rights Watch
"Tell Car Companies To Do The Right Thing", 11 September 2018...
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Author: Jonas Gerding, Edison
Keine Kinderarbeit, das lässt sich bei den verzweigten Lieferketten der Autobauer kaum garantieren. BMW versucht es mit Projekten vor Ort und Zertifikaten... [D]ie Kampagnen von Organisationen wie Amnesty International [bewegen] große Automobilkonzerne...
We are aware of the difficulties in obtaining certain commodities and take comprehensive measures to extract commodities in a socially and environmentally compatible way... [W]e have integrated corresponding sustainability requirements into contracts...
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How electric car & tech companies could be using child labour-mined cobalt from small-scale miners in Dem. Rep. of Congo; includes companies' comments
Car and technology companies source cobalt, which is used in powering electric vehicles and smartphones, from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A CNN investigation has revealed that children still work in some smaller mines, posing a challenge for the...