Business & Human Rights

  • Morrison: Competition Needed in ESG Consultancy Market

    September 07, 2020

    Writing in National Review Online, Richard Morrison explains why, as consulting firms engaged in advising for-profit companies about how to comply with environmental, social and governance ("ESG") standards do so from a progressive perspective, there is a need to encourage more free-market conservative ESG consultants to develop competing standards and enter the field.

  • China AI Export Restrictions May Sideline Sale of TikTok to U.S. Buyers

    September 02, 2020

    New Chinese Government restrictions on the export of artificial intelligence algorithm technologies, including TikTok's "personalized content recommendation" tool, are raising doubts about the completion of a sale Company's U.S. operations.

  • Facebook's New Terms Expand the Company's Ability to Remove Content

    September 02, 2020

    Facebook's new terms rolling out October 1st will now allow the tech giant to remove or restrict access to any content if the company believes that such an action can help it avoid or mitigate potential legal or regulatory action, thereby expanding the company's control over their platform.

  • NYT: Study Finds Amazon's Employee Surveillance Can Limit Unions

    September 01, 2020

    A recent study conducted by Open Markets Institute raises concerns that Amazon's use of surveillance to monitor employee COVID-19-related health and productivity, including navigation software, item scanners, wristbands, thermal cameras, security cameras and recorded footage in warehouses and stores, may be limiting the possibility of union organization.

  • MSN: Facebook Accused of Attempting to Undermine Online Regulation Efforts

    August 26, 2020

    United Kingdom transparency advocates are accusing Facebook of hiring a team of lobbyists to fight recent government attempts to improve the monitoring and regulation of online speech, including former government officials who worked on policies relating to the oversight and taxation of online technology platforms.

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