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31 January 2020

Ranking Digital Rights Winter 2020 investor update

Author: Rebecca MacKinnon, Melissa Brown, and Jasmine Arooni, Ranking Digital Rights

"Digital rights 2020 outlook: Market realities and regulation are raising the bar", January 2020 ...

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13 January 2020

Facebook announces new policy on deepfakes & other manipulated media

On 6 January, 2020 Facebooked announce a new policy addressing manipulated content on its platform. The policy sets out clear, two prong criteria for removing media that has been: ...

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19 November 2019

USA: Rev makes changes to pay structure that lowers minimum pay for freelance transcribers

Author: Pavithra Mohan, Fast Company

"How yet another gig company is changing rates and hurting workers", 13 November 2019...

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18 November 2019

Adidas explains 'robot' manufacturing shift from Germany & United States to Asia as 'more economic & flexible'

Author: Reuters, New York Post

"American robots lose jobs to Asian robots as Adidas shifts manufacturing ", 11 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

USA: Congresswomen propose creation of Digital Privacy Agency with power to enforce privacy rights for users & ensure companies follow the law

On 5 November, 2019, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019. If passed, this bill would set up a Digital Privacy Agency (DPA), require that companies disclose why they need to collect and process data, not...

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4 November 2019

Failure to hold businesses accountable for labour abuses provides 'breeding ground' for worse forms of modern slavery, UN special rapporteur warns

Author: Rosa Furneaux, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Interview: Failure to tackle worker abuse breeds modern slavery, U.N. expert warns", 1 November 2019...

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17 October 2019

USA: McKinsey report shows that African American workers will be disproportionately affected by automation

Building on a previous report regarding the effect of automation on the American workforce, McKinsley & Company released a report in October 2019 showing the effect of automation on African American workers. This research suggests that African...

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24 September 2019

Singapore most prepared among Asian countries against workplace ageing & automation; region lags behind overall

Author: The Straits Times

"Asia least prepared against ageing, automation threats as Singapore leads in region: Study", 18 September 2019...

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19 August 2019

UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee invites inputs on opportunities & challenges of new & emerging digital technologies on rights

In July 2019, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution entitled, “New and emerging digital technologies and human rights”. In this resolution, the Council requested that the Advisory Committee prepare a report on the possible impacts,...

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16 August 2019

Experts explore key challenges, opportunities & solutions in new era of business and human rights

Author: Article 30 & Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Madihol University

"Navigating a new era of business and human rights", July 2019...

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