Business & Human Rights

  • 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.

  • The Standard: Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool for Manipulation

    September 21, 2020

    According to Judah Ben-Hur writing in The Standard, social media has not only become a tool for surveillance, information collection, and financial gain but has also evolved into a powerful force that has transformed the fabric of societies and how people have come to relate to the world and those around them.

  • US halts imports from China’s Xinjiang region known for Human Rights Abuses

    September 15, 2020

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) has put a freeze on imports from companies that produce cotton, clothing and computer parts in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, where local authorities have detained more than 1 million people in detention camps due to their ethnic and religious minorities.

  • Business Insider: The EU may Force Facebook to Stop Transatlantic Data Transfers

    September 14, 2020

    According to Ireland's Data Protection Commission, Facebook's main mechanism to transfer data from the EU to the US may conflict with EU privacy laws, raising concerns that EU citizens privacy rights would not be respected.

  • Guardian: Poisoning of Russian Opponent Navalny May Halt Nord Stream 2 Project

    September 08, 2020

    The future of the largely contested baltic pipeline, Nord Stream 2, may be in limbo, as political rivals, allies and numerous countries, including the United States, are calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to end the the nearly completed project between Germany and Russia after the recent poisoning of Russian opposition leader Navalny.

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