Human rights

Yes on Prop 24 Campaign Announces Endorsement from Data Privacy Advocate and Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:00pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced an endorsement from renowned consumer privacy expert Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, data privacy advocate and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, in support of the measure to strengthen consumer privacy.

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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced an endorsement from renowned consumer privacy expert Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, data privacy advocate and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, in support of the measure to strengthen consumer privacy.
  • "I support Prop 24, which would be the strongest, most effective privacy legislation ever passed in this country," said Kaiser.
  • "The future of privacy relies on giving consumers the right to control and take ownership of their own data," Kaiser added.
  • "Data ownership is the only way to enforce privacy rights effectively, by empowering us through the strongest legislative framework: property rights," Kaiser said.

Debating the legal control of algorithms

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

FRA joined a debate on the legal control of algorithms.

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FRA joined a debate on the legal control of algorithms.
The debate formed part of the Digital Law Congress . The focus this year was on digital rights: a new evolution of human rights. The debate took place on 23 October.

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, a Leading Securities Fraud Law Firm, Announces Investigation of Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) on Behalf of Investors

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 1:24am

You can also contact Charles H. Linehan, of GPM at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or via email at shareholders@glancylaw.com to learn more about your rights.

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  • You can also contact Charles H. Linehan, of GPM at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or via email at shareholders@glancylaw.com to learn more about your rights.
  • Whistleblower Notice: Persons with non-public information regarding Super Micro should consider their options to aid the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower Program.
  • Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP is a premier law firm representing investors and consumers in securities litigation and other complex class action litigation.
  • This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

Yes On Prop 24 Campaign Announces Female Leaders From Across California In Support Of Privacy Ballot Measure

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:14am

"I urge California voters to join me in the fight to protect consumers by voting YES on Prop 24, the California Privacy Rights Act," saidLieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis.

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  • "I urge California voters to join me in the fight to protect consumers by voting YES on Prop 24, the California Privacy Rights Act," saidLieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis.
  • "Prop 24 will hold corporations accountable when they sell and misuse our private information.
  • It will set the national standard for consumer privacy laws, and California voters should send that message loud and clear by voting YES on Prop 24."
  • "That's why I'm asking California voters to join me in voting YES on Prop 24, to strengthen privacy laws and to help protect our personal data."

TrustArc Announces Strong Company Momentum as Organizations Prioritize Privacy as a Strategic Focus

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TrustArc , the leader in data privacy management and automation, showcased strong company momentum and customer growth over the last year.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TrustArc , the leader in data privacy management and automation, showcased strong company momentum and customer growth over the last year.
  • Customer adoption of the TrustArc Privacy Management Platform increased, and TrustArc strengthened its position as a leading provider of deep privacy intelligence with an expanded partner ecosystem and industry recognition.
  • "Companies are prioritizing privacy as a strategic corporate initiative that drives brand and business growth," said Chris Babel, CEO, TrustArc.
  • To learn more about how TrustArc helps companies put privacy first:
    As the leader in data privacy, TrustArc automates and simplifies the creation of end-to-end privacy management programs for global organizations.

Research Shows Teachers, Parents, Students Need More Support to Protect Privacy and Advance Digital Equity

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:00am

The report, titled "Protecting Students' Privacy and Advancing Digital Equity," is based on significant data collection andoutlines steps education leaders and policymakers should take.

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  • The report, titled "Protecting Students' Privacy and Advancing Digital Equity," is based on significant data collection andoutlines steps education leaders and policymakers should take.
  • Additionally, leaders can reduce inequity through closing the digital divide while protecting privacy, and scale up the good practices of special educators, a standout from their peers, to protect all students.
  • "But as our research shows, safety and privacy are vital concerns, and the vast majority of teachers and parents support more online learning even after the pandemic.
  • With an increase in school-issued devices comes a greater need to ensure they are not violating student privacy.

ECB enhances internal whistleblowing framework

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:08am

PRESS RELEASE

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  • PRESS RELEASE

    ECB enhances internal whistleblowing framework

    21 October 2020

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has today announced an enhanced internal whistleblowing framework to protect the integrity of the institution.

  • It encompasses a new internal tool for simple and secure reporting of potential breaches of professional duties, inappropriate behaviour or other irregularities, and the possibility for whistleblowers and witnesses to request protection from retaliation.
  • The new whistleblowing framework reinforces the ECBs dedication to its shared values and encourages staff to speak up in full confidence.
  • The online internal reporting tool is complementary to the ECBs existing breach reporting mechanism used primarily in banking supervision, which is available externally.

ECB enhances internal whistleblowing framework

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:04am

PRESS RELEASE

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  • PRESS RELEASE

    ECB enhances internal whistleblowing framework

    21 October 2020

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has today announced an enhanced internal whistleblowing framework to protect the integrity of the institution.

  • It encompasses a new internal tool for simple and secure reporting of potential breaches of professional duties, inappropriate behaviour or other irregularities, and the possibility for whistleblowers and witnesses to request protection from retaliation.
  • The new whistleblowing framework reinforces the ECBs dedication to its shared values and encourages staff to speak up in full confidence.
  • The online internal reporting tool is complementary to the ECBs existing breach reporting mechanism used primarily in banking supervision, which is available externally.

Arjuna Capital: Social Media Giants Are “Flying Blind” Without Independent Board Member With Civil/Human Rights Experience

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:15pm

The Alphabet resolution garnered 25% of nonmanagement support when it was voted on June 3rd.

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  • The Alphabet resolution garnered 25% of nonmanagement support when it was voted on June 3rd.
  • Both resolutions received sufficient support under SEC rules to be voted on for the second year.
  • None of these companies has a civil rights and/or human rights expert on their boards.
  • Though the three shareholder resolutions contain similar language, each is tailored to the specific social media company it addresses.

Cisco Reports Privacy and Security Concerns Increase in Today's Remote World

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Secure access and endpoint security continue to be a top challenge in enabling hybrid work environments going forward.

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  • Secure access and endpoint security continue to be a top challenge in enabling hybrid work environments going forward.
  • Cisco published two new global research studies that reveal an increase in consumer concern about data sharing during the pandemic and the security challenges organizations face supporting employees and customers in our remote-first world.
  • Investing in both security and privacy will prepare organizations and consumers for the "new normal" that is here to stay.
  • "The core privacy and ethical principles of transparency, fairness, and accountability will guide us in this new, digital-first world."