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Can you legally monitor an employee’s social media?
Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at HR consultancy Croner explains whether employers can legally monitor an employee's social media and what they need to be wary of.
Jail sentences for miscarriages in Honduras
Abortion is illegal in all circumstances, including rape and incest, whilst women are currently facing serious jail time for miscarriages in Honduras.
Tenants to be protected from unfair letting fees under new law
Tenants will be protected from unfair letting fees with most seeing tenancy deposits capped at 5 weeks’ rent thanks to a new law which has now come into effect (1 June 2019).
Russia uses prohibited weapons on Syrian civilians
The Russian-Syrian joint military operation has used internationally banned and other indiscriminate weapons in unlawful attacks on Syrian civilians in the northwest, in recent weeks.
The 2019 war crimes of Myanmar in Rakhine State
The Myanmar military has continued to commit war crimes in 2019 within the Rakhine State, according to evidence published by Amnesty in an extensive report.
Adults fear new porn ban will put them at risk of identity theft
The fear of identity theft when entering personal details online is of paramount concern for UK adults, according to research conducted ahead of the new government porn ban.
What is next for the abortion ban in Northern Ireland?
Whilst Ireland voted one year ago to repeal abortion, the abortion ban in Northern Ireland remains one of the strictest and most criticised in the modern world: What should happen next?
Brunei: New report on abusive penal code
Brunei should immediately repeal its abusive penal code, which violates a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
Gove confirms ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.
8% of British people are victims of ‘revenge porn’
Almost one in ten Brits have had their naked pictures or videos shared without their consent, which is colloquially known as revenge porn.
Albinos in Malawi are attacked and killed for body parts
Malawi’s elections will take place in the context of longstanding criminal justice failures and widespread impunity for the killing of Albinos in Malawi, Amnesty International said.
Facebook, Google and Twitter disinformation investigation
Today, the European Commission published the reports and analysis of the progress made in April 2019 by Facebook, Google and Twitter to fight disinformation.
Bangladesh arrests critics over social media posts
Bangladesh arrests multiple anti-government critics over social media in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
European Union for the deaf calls for improved accessibility
Seattle recently passed a law making closed captions and subtitles a legal requirement in places of public accommodation; European Union for the deaf requests improvements to Accessibility Act.
Ethiopia: Call for appointment of UN Envoy on journalist safety
International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) calls for the appointment of a UN Special Envoy dedicated to journalist safety on World Press Freedom Day in Ethiopia.
Iranian parliament approves reform on unfair citizenship law
Iran’s Parliament on May 13, 2019, approved an amendment on unfair citizenship law to allow Iranian women to pass their nationality to their children.
Israel gives ‘Pegasus’ spyware to countries like Saudi Arabia
Israel sells 'Pegasus' spyware that tracks all online moves of an individual to countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE: Amnesty and New York University are filing a petition in Tel Aviv tomorrow (14 May).
Government unveils new support for survivors of domestic abuse
Thousands of survivors fleeing domestic abuse will receive greater protection thanks to a new package of support, confirmed by Prime Minister, Theresa May.
New ‘Lucy’s Law’ legislation to end puppy and kitten farming
New 'Lucy's Law' legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced.
Only 0.25% of data breach cases fined under GDPR
Digi.me has revealed that only a minuscule percentage of data breach cases closed by the data protection regulator under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have resulted in monetary penalties.