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4 June 2020

Commentary: African govts. should commit to transparency & respect for privacy in using technology-enabled Covid-19 surveillance

Author: The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) (Uganda)

"Covid-19 in Africa: When is Surveillance Necessary and Proportionate?"...

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Article
3 June 2020

UK: Almost 200 CEOs sign letter to Boris Johnson, calling on govt. to deliver a green recovery plan in the wake of COVID-19

Author: Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

“Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan”, 1 June 2020...

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2 June 2020
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Author: Frédéric Lemaire, Les Echos

« Covid-19 et applications de traçage : le RGPD est-il remis en question ? » 27 mai 2020...

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Company response
2 June 2020

Response from NSO Group

Author: NSO Group

NSO develops and licenses to States and State agencies technologies intended to thwart serious criminal acts... [W]e are aware that our products, as for any other company, can be misused. This is why NSO has been developing its Human Rights Program fo...

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1 June 2020

USA: Company executives speak out against racism following the killings of George Floyd & Breonna Taylor by police

On 25 May 2020, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground, keeping his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, ultimately killing him. Three additional officers were involved. All four officers...

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Article
29 May 2020

USA: State of Arizona files suit against Google for alleged violation of consumer fraud laws

Author: Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider

"Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out," 27 May 2020...

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Article
28 May 2020

Commentary: Digital consultations amid COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate investment-opportunism & risks indigenous communities’ survival

Author: Sam Szoke-Burke, Thomas Reuters Foundation

                                                   Community supervision of mineral prospecting in Tsumkwe District West, Namibia “Land and resource investment consultations in the time of COVID-19: The hazards of pressing on”, 24 May 2020 [T]he Phili...

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Story
27 May 2020

Qatar: Mandatory Covid-19 tracking app raises serious privacy & security concerns, say NGOs

As part of Qatar's containment efforts to combat coronavirus, the government has rolled out a track-and-trace app, Ehteraz. The app is mandatory for download by those wishing to leave their residence; individuals who fail to do so face a severe fine of...

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Article
25 May 2020

EU Industry commissioner Thierry Breton warns Facebook's Zuckerberg to step up efforts against fake news

Author: EU Today (UK)

18 May 2020 ...

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Article
20 May 2020

Nepal: Opposition party launches mobile app to collect details of migrant workers wishing to return home amid COVID-19 pandemic

Author: The Himalayan Times

"NC launches ‘Rescue Nepali’ mobile app in 43 countries", 21 May 2020...

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