Business & Human Rights

  • Carmakal: Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

    October 06, 2020

    In an interview withThe New York Times, Charles Carmakal, an executive with the cybersecurity response company, FireEye Mandian, warns about the increase in the use of ransomware, which is leading some U.S. officials to worry about ransomware groups that may try to freeze voter registration data or otherwise disrupt U.S. elections.

  • New California Law Promotes Race-based Corporate Board Quotas

    October 05, 2020

    USA Today reports that California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring publicly-traded corporations headquartered in California to appoint directors from underrepresented communities to their boards.

  • 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.

  • U.S. will Block Palm Oil from Malaysian Producer over Human Rights Abuses

    September 30, 2020

    Following a year long investigation, an official from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agency will detain shipments of palm oil and its products from FGV Holdings Berhad in Malaysia after a wide range of labor abuse indicators were found, including physical and sexual violence and forced child labor.

  • The Atlantic: AI Heightens Challenges for Disinformation Campaigns

    September 23, 2020

    As Artificial Intelligence generated content becomes more sophisticated, it will be increasingly difficult to differentiate it from the content that is created by humans, particularly when confronting the problem of disinformation campaigns 

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