Business & Human Rights

  • Tim Cook: Tech industry Needs to Rebuild User Trust After Privacy Losses

    August 25, 2021

    As people increasingly view privacy as a mainstream issue, Apple CEO, Tim Cook stated in a recent interview the some users trust has been taken advantage of by tech firms and that he feels it is essential to rebuild that trust through means including, in some cases, where necessary, regulation.

  • Bank of America, Lowe's Sponsored CRT training Urging Whites to ‘Cede Power to People of Color'

    August 23, 2021

    Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, revealing the critical race theory challenge that Bank of America, Lowe's, and Truist Financial Corporation sponsored through United Way entitled  « Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge » which claims that America is systemically and institutionally racist, encourages participants to "decolonize [their] mind[s]", and urges white people to "cede power to people of color."

  • UN Experts Call for Moratorium on Sale of Surveillance Technology

    August 18, 2021

    Concerned that surveillance technology is being used to « monitor, intimidate and silence human rights defenders, journalists and political opponents », a panel of human rights experts have called on the UN member states to place a moratorium on the sale of surveillance technology until there are regulations in place that protects human rights.

  • EU Issues Guidance for Businesses on Forced Labour Due Diligence

    August 11, 2021

    The European Commission and European External Actions Service published Guidance on Due Diligence for EU Businesses to Address the Risk of Forced Labour in their Operations and Supply Chains, reflecting the increasing trend towards mandatory human rights due diligence.

  • Amazon Awarded Secret $10B NSA Cloud Computing Contract: Report

    August 11, 2021

    Nextgov has reported that after receiving a a $600 million deal with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013 to provide cloud services to the agency and the NSA, The National Security Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to Amazon.

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