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16 July 2014

Interview with Michael Samway, founder of Yahoo!'s business & human rights programme

"The Internet, Human Rights, and the Private Sector: An Interview with Michael A. Samway", Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Dec 2013...

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28 May 2014

Companies Commit Human-Rights Abuses in America, Too [USA]

Author: Christine Bader, author of "The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist", in Atlantic (USA)

When we think about companies getting caught up in human rights violations, we tend to imagine far-flung lands with weak or repressive governments...But there are human-rights violations here at home as well. Failing to see them as such deprives us of...

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1 May 2014

Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, notify users of secret data demands

Author: Craig Timberg, Washington Post

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for...

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21 April 2014

Why Corporations Fail to Do the Right Thing - Six reasons why international business remains dangerous to workers and the environment, even when its leaders genuinely want to do better

Author: Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, in The Atlantic

Four years ago yesterday, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf. This Thursday is the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,100...

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2 April 2014

Social media explosion powered by dirty energy, report warns

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian (UK)

Greenpeace singles out Amazon Web Services and Twitter for siting data centres in coal areas and failing to reveal energy use...The Clicking Clean report praised...Apple, Box, Facebook, Google, Rackspace and Salesforce...for committing to power their...

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5 March 2014

Blog: "Information technology - the power and responsibility of business"

Author: Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This week human rights experts, business people and government representatives are gathered at RightsCon in California to discuss the links between human rights and the tech industry – the immense potential of technology to help realize human rights,...

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3 March 2014

RightsCon conference on human rights in information & communications tech sectors - 2014

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

RightsCon, a conference organised by the NGO Access, is being held 3-5 March 2014 in San Francisco, USA...Access "took submissions under the following...themes: Measuring and preventing risk in the ICT sector; Tech solutions for human rights...

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18 February 2014

Yahoo! lawsuit (re China)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2007 Wang Xiaoning and Wang’s wife, Yu Ling, filed a lawsuit (in US federal court in California) against Yahoo! and its Chinese subsidiariesunder the Alien Tort Claims Act, Torture Victim Protection Act and California state law.  In June 2007...

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27 January 2014

U.S. to allow companies to disclose more details on government requests for data

Author: Craig Timberg & Adam Goldman, Washington Post (USA)

The Justice Department has agreed to relax its long-standing gag order on certain types of sensitive data requests made to companies, allowing them for the first time to publicize...how often they must furnish customer information to the government.....

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22 January 2014

World Economic Forum - Davos 2014

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Selected materials from World Economic Forum, January 2014, Davos, Switzerland [regarding] Business, poverty, income inequality & sustainable development... "...the B Team asks business to drive sustainable inclusive prosperity..." "Davos debates...

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