Business & Human Rights

  • Rabb: Dangers of Surveillance Capitalism

    December 30, 2020

    Nick Rabb explains on medium.com the history of « surveillance capitalism » and its potentially harmful effect on society and everyday life.

  • U.S. DOJ Sues Walmart for Alleged role in Opioid Crisis

    December 28, 2020

    The US Department of Justice is suing Walmart for fueling America's opioid crisis, accusing that the world's largest retailer violated vetting rules for their pharmacies, including pressuring staff to fill prescriptions as fast as possible and accepting invalid prescriptions.

  • Bipartisan Coalition of State AG's File a Third Antitrust Lawsuit against Google

    December 21, 2020

    A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general's has filed its third government antitrust lawsuit against Google in less than two months, claiming that the company illegally maintained a monopoly in general search and search advertising through anticompetitive conduct and contracts. 

  • U.S. Commerce Dept. Blacklists Over 60 Chinese Companies

    December 21, 2020

    The Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Commerce Department blacklisted more than 60 Chinese companies, including those that enable human rights abuses, support unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea, and persons that engage in the theft of U.S. trade secrets.

  • Landau: How Big Tech is Affecting Data Privacy

    December 17, 2020

    Co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property at Georgia State Law, Michael Landau, explores the impact of Covid-19 safety measures on privacy, which created an increased reliance on the internet for school, work and social "gatherings", leaving many online most of the day.

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