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29 June 2020

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on States & businesses to ensure that use of new technologies does not violate right to peaceful assembly

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10 June 2020

Human rights groups urge the European Union to strengthen rules on surveillance technology exports

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10 June 2020

USA: Use of AI-powered monitoring software to help stop spread of COVID-19 in jails & prisons raises privacy & bias-related concerns

Jail and prison officials in numerous facilities in the United States are using technology driven by AI to monitor inmate phone calls to help prevent and solve crimes, as well as to scan calls for mentions of the coronavirus. One such software is Verus...

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9 June 2020

IBM will no longer develop facial recognition technology & CEO calls for dialogue about whether it should be used by U.S. police

Author: Jay Peters, The Verge

"IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology," 8 June 2020...

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5 June 2020

New Report analyses human rights implications of contact tracing software used during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Maria Pia Sacco, Prof. Martijn Scheltema, Dr. Theodora A Christou, Anurag Bana, International Bar Association

"Digital contact tracing for the Covid-19 epidemic: a business and human rights perspective," June 2020...

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1 June 2020

USA: NGO sues facial recognition firm Clearview AI for violating privacy through data mining activities

Author: Davey Alba, The New York Times

"A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario,'" 28 May 2020...

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25 May 2020

USA: Chinese firms and entities added to sanction lists over human rights abuses

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25 May 2020

USA: Chinese firms and entities added to sanction lists over human rights abuses

Author: Deutsche Welle

“US sanctions Chinese entities over human rights violations”, 22 May 2020...

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20 May 2020

Tech & telecom companies make progress implementing the GNI Principles, according to independent assessments

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19 May 2020

USA: Amazon allegedly paid nearly $10 million to blacklisted Dahua Technology for thermal imaging cameras to monitor employee temperatures

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