Business & Human Rights

  • Amnesty International: EU companies selling surveillance tools to China’s human rights abusers

    September 23, 2020

    According to Amnesty International, by selling digital surveillance technology to China’s public security agencies, including facial recognition and network cameras, technology companies are willing to risk widespread human rights abuses

  • The Guardian: UK Using Chinese Surveillance Cameras Banned by U.S.

    September 23, 2020

    Surveillance cameras made by Hikvision, a Chinese company that has been implicated in grave human rights violations and has been blacklisted by the US government, are being widely used in the UK, raising privacy concerns. 

  • Google and Other Advertisers Accused of Violating EU Privacy Laws

    September 21, 2020

    Johnny Ryan, a senior fellow at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, a NGO, has accused Google and several data brokers of violating the EU's privacy rules by harvesting people's personal information to build highly detailed online profiles, including information on sexual orientation, health status, and religious beliefs.

  • The Standard: Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool for Manipulation

    September 21, 2020

    According to Judah Ben-Hur writing in The Standard, social media has not only become a tool for surveillance, information collection, and financial gain but has also evolved into a powerful force that has transformed the fabric of societies and how people have come to relate to the world and those around them.

  • US halts imports from China’s Xinjiang region known for Human Rights Abuses

    September 15, 2020

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) has put a freeze on imports from companies that produce cotton, clothing and computer parts in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, where local authorities have detained more than 1 million people in detention camps due to their ethnic and religious minorities.

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