Business & Human Rights

  • Costa: Contact-tracing Applications Create Privacy Nightmare

    April 28, 2020

    Writing in Malta Today, Massimo Costa explains the privacy concerns associated with new contact-tracing applications being implemented to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Privacy and the Pandemic: Time for a Digital Bill of Rights

    April 22, 2020

    Foreign Policy published an argument that democratic government efforts to implement digital tools and data collection strategies to fight the COVID-19 crisis must strike the right balance with personal liberty.

  • Apple-Google Virus Tracking Plan Carries Data Security Risks

    April 22, 2020

    According to Bloomberg Law, Apple and Google’s ambitious COVID-19 contact tracing plan creates a tempting target for cybercriminals looking for sensitive health data to find out who’s been infected with the coronavirus.

  • IMF: Global Economy Will Suffer Worst Year Since Depression

    April 15, 2020

    According to the International Monetary Fund ("IMF"), the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression, which will have a signifiant negative impact on the ability or willingness of businesses to fulfill their business and human rights commitments.

  • Greenwood: Verily Coronavirus Test Yields Personal Data Bounty

    April 06, 2020

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Faye Greenwood explains how, with the blessing of both federal and state governments, Google's Verily has set up a system where people must choose between sharing their health data with the company and, practically speaking, not getting a coronavirus test.

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