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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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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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25 May 2020

USA: Department of Commerce lists nine Chinese entities and firms for alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang

Author: US Department of Commerce

“Commerce Department to Add Nine Chinese Entities Related to Human Rights Abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to the Entity List”, 22 May 2020...

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21 May 2020
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Author: France 24

"Coronavirus : Israël recourt à la surveillance technologique massive pour freiner la pandémie", 20 mars 2020...

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21 May 2020

Law firm predicts increase in class action litigation for Covid-19 abuses

Author: Morrison & Foerster LLP

"Class Action Litigation In The Wake Of COVID-19," 13 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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18 May 2020

EU: Digital rights group publishes set of fundamental rights demands for Commission & member states on surveillance technologies

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18 May 2020

Facebook releases findings of independent human rights impact assessments of the role of its services in Sri Lanka, Indonesia & Cambodia

Facebook has released the findings of three independent human rights impact assessments it commissioned in 2018 that examined the degree to which its platforms did or did not contribute to adverse human rights impacts in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and...

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