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15 November 2019

USA: Congresswomen propose creation of Digital Privacy Agency with power to enforce privacy rights for users & ensure companies follow the law

On 5 November, 2019, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019. If passed, this bill would set up a Digital Privacy Agency (DPA), require that companies disclose why they need to collect and process data, not...

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14 November 2019

Microsoft to commit to align user's data collection with California landmark privacy laws

Author: Connor Jones, ITPRO

"Microsoft commits to honouring California Consumer Privacy Act nationwide", 12 Nov 2019...

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12 November 2019

Digital human rights are next frontier for fund groups [subscription only]

Author: Financial Times

Digital human rights are fast becoming the latest front in the debate around fund managers’ ethical investments efforts... Attention on technology groups began with concerns around data privacy, but emerging focal points are targeted advertising and...

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8 November 2019

Govts. of India, Russia & Turkey censor social media & blog content the most, according to new research

Author: Paul Bischoff, comparitech.com

"Which government censors the tech giants the most?" 1 Oct 2019...

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8 November 2019

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Watch highlights role of surveillance technology in govt. violations of activists' human rights

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, 'The High Cost of Change’: Repression Under Saudi Crown Prince Tarnishes Reforms’, reveals an increasingly repressive environment in Saudi Arabia, despite promises of reform. HRW documented a proliferation of human...

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5 November 2019
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5 November 2019

WhatsApp sues NSO Group: is this what it takes to hold surveillance tech to account?

Author: Ana Zbona & Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Open Global Rights

There’s been widespread coverage...that Whatsapp is suing NSO Group – an Israeli surveillance company – because of a cyberattack exploiting a vulnerability in Whatsapp... [The] attack...targeted at least 100 human-rights defenders...NSO has vigorously...

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4 November 2019

Access Now asks for at least one improvement from 24 internet, mobile & telco companies, based on 2019 Corporate Accountability Index

In October 2019, Access Now wrote to the leaders of 24 internet, mobile and telecommunications companies asking for at least one timely and achievable improvement, a recommendation based on what Access Now sees as the most acute issues facing at-risk ...

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4 November 2019
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4 November 2019
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Author: Amélie Charnay, 01net.com

« Les défenseurs des droits civiques en guerre contre les sonnettes vidéo d'Amazon », 9 octobre 2019...

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