UN Guiding Principles

  • Rosenzweig: Surveillance Technology and the Rule of Law

    February 17, 2021

    Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University Law School explores a fundamental quandary the U.S. is facing when considering Surveillance Technology and the Rule of Law, including the challenges of balancing the security of the United States and its citizens with individual privacy and civil liberties.

  • Parler Sues Amazon After Suspension

    January 11, 2021

    Social media company Parler has sued Amazon and asked to be reinstated online, alleging that its suspension from Amazon's hosting service violated antitrust law and breached the companies' contractual arrangement.

  • CBS: Texas and Nine Other U.S. States Sue Google

    December 17, 2020

    Joining the U.S. Justice Department's October lawsuit against Google, Texas, backed by nine other states, filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing the tech giant of breaking antitrust law in how it runs its online advertising business.

  • Cohen: Win for Free Speech at Cambridge University

    December 11, 2020

    Nick Cohen writes in The Spectator that, by rejecting a University proposal to require "respect" for the viewpoints of others, rather than "toleration," Cambridge Academics have won a victory for free speech.

  • Twitter Expands Coverage on Regulation of Expression

    December 03, 2020

    In a statement, Twitter has announced the expansion of its 2019 ban on speech that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion or caste to include language that dehumanizes people on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin.

  • Turkey Fines Social Media Giants under New Law

    November 09, 2020

    Turkey has fined five giant social-media companies including Facebook Inc, YouTube Inc. and Twitter $1.2 million for failing to appoint a local representative required by new laws that activists say are an attempt to stifle dissent.

  • U.S. Gains Support for 'Clean Network' Plan to Counter China

    November 02, 2020

    A senior administration official has announced that the United States has brought 49 countries, representing two-thirds of global economic output, into its “Clean Network” initiative aimed at limiting Chinese companies from access to sensitive sectors such as cloud computing and 5G mobile network due to their links with China's Communist Party.

  • U.S. Warns Against Europe Looking to Huawei for Mobile Solutions

    September 30, 2020

    As European countries consider their next generation mobile networks, Keith Krach, the U.S. undersecretary of state for economic affairs during a European tour warned that Telecoms company Huawei Technologies is part of China’s surveillance state, complicit in human rights abuses and that EU governments should instead choose between Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson.

  • The Guardian: UK Using Chinese Surveillance Cameras Banned by U.S.

    September 23, 2020

    Surveillance cameras made by Hikvision, a Chinese company that has been implicated in grave human rights violations and has been blacklisted by the US government, are being widely used in the UK, raising privacy concerns. 

  • Google and Other Advertisers Accused of Violating EU Privacy Laws

    September 21, 2020

    Johnny Ryan, a senior fellow at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, a NGO, has accused Google and several data brokers of violating the EU's privacy rules by harvesting people's personal information to build highly detailed online profiles, including information on sexual orientation, health status, and religious beliefs.

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