Business & Human Rights

  • Greenwood: Verily Coronavirus Test Yields Personal Data Bounty

    April 06, 2020

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Faye Greenwood explains how, with the blessing of both federal and state governments, Google's Verily has set up a system where people must choose between sharing their health data with the company and, practically speaking, not getting a coronavirus test.

  • McKinsey & Company Provides Insights on COVID-19 Implications

    April 01, 2020

    McKinsey & Company is providing updates regarding the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an article intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.

  • EFF: How Google Shares, Monetizes, and Exploits User Data

    March 24, 2020

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF") explains that Google monetizes what it observes about people by using data to build individual profiles with demographics and interests that advertisers use to target groups based on traits and by sharing data with advertisers directly and soliciting bids on individual ads.

  • Walle: Companies Need to Address Data Ethics as Well as Data Privacy

    March 16, 2020

    Writing in Forbes, Thomas Walle explains why, beyond the hard legal guidelines relating to data privacy, companies should be equally concerned about data ethics relating to how collected data is used for commercial purposes.

  • Friedman: Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Reassessment of U.S. Dependency on China Supply Chain

    March 16, 2020

    Writing in The Atlantic, Uri Friedman explains that the coronavirus pandemic is highlighting America's dependence on China for the U.S. supply of surgical masks, respirators, medical devices, and pharmaceutical ingredients, which some in the Trump Administration are citing as another reason to prioritize America's ability to protect its interests.

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