Human rights stories
HP Inc reveals winners of annual HP Partner Awards 2023
HP Inc celebrated top-performing partners in its annual awards, honouring industry contribution and sustainable impact.
Cisco unveils AI-powered enhancements for Webex in bid to strengthen hybrid work
Cisco's WebexOne event revealed significant enhancements to its Webex software powered by AI, improving user productivity, experience, and preventing burnout.
Australians' trust in AI declining due to privacy concerns: Cisco says
Cisco's 2023 survey reveals rising privacy concerns among Australians, leading to faltering trust in AI technology.
First Europe organisation to defend rights online forms
A first-of-its-kind European organisation has formed in the Hague to defend human rights online, providing legal and technical assistance to victims.
Australia's first ethical AI advisory opens its doors
The Ethical AI Advisory aims to support public and private companies in their quest to develop ethical approaches to AI design and deployment.
Metadata retention laws “abused” by enforcement agencies
The PJCIS, Human Right Law Centre, Digital Rights Watch and Access Now are calling for the repeal or amendment of the controversial laws.
Salesforce accused of sex trafficking in lawsuit by 50 women
The 50 ‘Jane Does’ allege that Salesforce built customised services for the web forum Backpage while publicly boasting about fighting sex trafficking.
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
The Inspector-General has given the GCSB its compliance tick of approval for the fourth year in a row.
Human rights groups call for speakers to boycott Salesforce conference
A number of human rights groups are rallying for a number of major speakers to pull out of Salesforce’s upcoming Dreamforce conference.
Ministry of Social Development: Is it right to use data just because there's access to it?
New framework introduced by Minister for Social Development in New Zealand to ensure privacy and human rights are considered in government initiatives.
NZ Super Fund's Orr says responsible investing now a groundswell globally
NZ Superannuation Fund chief executive Adrian Orr said long-term and responsible investing has become a groundswell globally, rather than a ripple.
Microsoft champions same-sex marriage
Tech giant endorses diversity ahead of vote on marriage equity legislation in home state of Washington.
KNOWLEDGE = PROFIT
$1.7 billion dollars could be saved by New Zealand businesses each year through investing in digital skills training for staff, says report.