Business & Human Rights

  • EU Issues Guidance for Businesses on Forced Labour Due Diligence

    August 11, 2021

    The European Commission and European External Actions Service published Guidance on Due Diligence for EU Businesses to Address the Risk of Forced Labour in their Operations and Supply Chains, reflecting the increasing trend towards mandatory human rights due diligence.

  • Amazon Awarded Secret $10B NSA Cloud Computing Contract: Report

    August 11, 2021

    Nextgov has reported that after receiving a a $600 million deal with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013 to provide cloud services to the agency and the NSA, The National Security Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to Amazon.

  • Google to Add Privacy for Teenagers on its Search Engine and YouTube.

    August 11, 2021

    In response to increasing pressure from Washington, Google has announced it plans additional privacy measures to protect teenage users on YouTube and its search engine including allowing anyone under 18 years old, or a parent or guardian, to request the removal of that minor’s images from Google Image search results.

  • China, U.S., Follow the EU’s Example and Step up Pressure on Big Tech

    August 10, 2021

    China and the United States are joining the EU as tech enforcers as China begins moving to assert control over companies like Alibaba, while the U.S., with bipartisan support, is taking on Google and Facebook in court.

  • Ringle: Rethinking Privacy and The Road To Data Ownership

    August 04, 2021

    Gal Ringle writing in Forbes calls for a renaissance in data privacy regulations, stating that it is much needed following numerous privacy scandals and breaches that have shattered consumer trust, as well as the fact that 87% of Americans view data privacy as a human right.

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