Surveillance Capitalism

  • BNY Mellon and WEF Partner to Shape Capital Markets

    March 23, 2021

    BNY Mellon and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have joined forces through a partnership in which BNY Mellon will work with WEF’s multi-stakeholder community on initiatives aimed at shaping the future of capital markets, including building a more inclusive financial system.

  • WIPO: China Extends Lead over U.S. in Global Patents Filings

    March 08, 2021

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced that China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world in 2020 for the second year in a row with 68,720 applications.

  • Facebook Goes After Apple in Privacy Battle

    March 01, 2021

    Facebook has published ads in three major newspapers, accusing Apple of attacking small businesses and the open internet, taking it’s fight public against Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency (ATT), which requires apps to request permission before tracking users.

  • Samuel Gregg: The Origins of Stakeholder Capitalism

    March 01, 2021

    Samuel Gregg’s essay published in explains how the new term « stakeholder capitalism » is born out much older theories and goes in depth to explain its potential to limit freedom.

  • Scott: Australia’s Stand-off with Big Tech is Only The Beginning

    February 24, 2021

    Mark Scott writes for Politico that following Australia’s stand-off with Facebook, a new standard has been set that will have a significant impact as various countries worldwide attempt to define what the internet should resemble going forward.

  • Facebook Faces Criticism in Australia for News Ban

    February 22, 2021

    Politico reports that in a move quickly gaining international reactions, Facebook has created new rules blocking news content  amid a dispute with the Australian government over a planned law leaving Australian users unable to view and share local and international news.

  • Sidley: Rise of ESG Due Diligence in Europe

    February 15, 2021

    As the European Commission plans to propose new legislation introducing mandatory human rights due diligence for EU companies continues, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has published a draft report revealing more of what will be required by EU companies.

  • Swiss Info: Who Controls the Freedom of Expression?

    February 10, 2021

    Renat Kuenzi writing for Swiss Info explores the question of who controls the freedom of expression and the future of democracy after several social media companies silenced former U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts last month.

  • The Star: McKinsey’s Opioid Scandal and Stakeholder Capitalism

    February 08, 2021

    Joel Bakan writing in The Toronto Star uses the example of McKinsey’s opioid scandal to highlight hypocrisies within corporations that espouse shareholder capitalism yet continue to promote unethical actions.

  • Changes in Store for Employers Under Biden Administration

    February 03, 2021 has published a comprehensive report of President Biden’s many proposals that will affect employers, including changes to the federal minimum wage, immigration policies, worker classification and other labor laws.

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