first_img Monthly deposit per player The average number of monthly deposits per player during April increased by 10% month-over-month (MoM) and by 12% year-on-year (YoY). Casino & games Average single deposit amount The average single deposit amount increased by 20% MoM and by 16% YoY. Retention rates The retention rate for casino players has decreased by 15% MoM and by 13% YoY. But the new player retention rate has increased by 9% MoM and 3% YoY. This shows that in general there are fewer active players MoM, and also that newly acquired players remain active in the month following their deposit (with 37% retained). About iGaming Pulse:iGaming Pulse is an industry benchmark tool for the gaming sector. iGaming Pulse enables gaming operators to accurately assess their overall performance against industry-wide key performance indicators.Its figures are updated on a monthly basis. It enables gaming operators to gain a clearer understanding of how their KPIs compare against the rest of the industry, broken down by geography and game type. This type of data, which is made publicly available for the first time, provides operators with the ability to conduct comparative analysis and derive insight into how their performance compares with industry averages.iGaming Pulse comprises of data collected from over 200 online casinos and sports betting companies, including industry giants and boutique operators, providing an accurate, statistically significant sample of the industry. Access to this information is vital for operators that are limited to only their own data. Optimove’s iGaming Pulse is now fully accessible, ensuring operators will have a clearer overview of how they compare to the industry.çImage by Tumisu from Pixabay AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Monthly revenue per player The average net gaming revenue per active player during April increased by 7% MoM and there has been no change in this amount since last year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Monthly revenue per player The average net gaming revenue per active player during April increased by 36% MoM and by 16% YoY, now standing at €102. Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Slots Two questions came to mind here. One, was the lockdown helping to generate new players just because more people found themselves stuck at home with nothing to do? Or was it driving back some previously churned players? According to our research across more than 50 European online casino brands, the answer is undoubtedly “yes” to both questions.Sports KPIs You would expect that in the absence of all major sporting events there would be a sharp decrease in numbers. But again, in online sports betting, we saw high numbers as only the most valuable players remained active. Average single deposit amount The average single deposit amount during April was €34, stable on the March figure but down by 6% YoY. Optimove iGaming Pulse – April 2020 Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines April saw all monetary metrics on the rise as the global lockdown continued, even in fixture-starved online sports betting, where only the most valuable players remained active and spendingWhile the global lockdown drove an increase in the number of online gamers during April, we saw a decline in retention and conversion rates.Valuable players however remained active during the period, and therefore we saw a rise in all monetary amounts per player (deposits, net gaming amounts etc.)In this update, we drill further into the igaming activity of both online casino and sports players during the lockdown.Since some sports betters have already been migrated across to casino, this month we also provide you with some actionable insights for cross-selling players within casino games.Casino KPIs According to research we recently conducted, 88% of slots players have been playing only slots during the outbreak.Table game and live dealer players are however more diverse and tend to mix up their activity across other games, therefore, it will probably be easier for operators to cross-sell table game players, for instance, to spinning the reels.For live dealer players, the chances of playing table games are relatively low (4%). Live dealer games generate the highest revenue among the group in each player state. So, it may be wise for operators not to try and cross these players over at all. Conversion rates YoY conversion rates haven’t changed, remaining stable at 46% YoY. But MoM, conversion rates have increased by 2%. Retention rates Retention rates have decreased dramatically by 31% MoM and by 33% YoY. This is also due to the fact that there are barely any sporting events to bet on. New player retention rates also decreased by 10% MoM and by 14% YoY. 11th May 2020 | By Stephen Carter Monthly deposit per player The average number of monthly deposits per player during April increased by 26% MoM and by 24% YoY. That means that players, on average, are depositing 10 times a month. This high amount is most likely due to the coronavirus lockdown, which raises the question if this trend will persist when the global lockdown is eased? 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first_imgJustin Langer : Australia should tour EnglandAustralia are slated to tour England for limited overs series in September despite the logistical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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TAGSAustralian Players in IPL 2020cricket AustraliaIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020Justin Langer SHARE Australian cricketers will end up the biggest losers if IPL 2020 get cancelled. Australians collectively stand to lose 86.75 cr if they miss IPL 2020. Among the 11 Australian Cricketers with IPL 2020 contracts, four – highest ever salaried foreigner Pat Cummins (₹15.5 cr), Steve Smith (₹ 12.5 cr), David Warner (₹ 12.5 cr) and Glenn Maxwell (₹10.75 cr) – are in the elite ₹10 crore+ bracket. That propels Australians as the highest earning overseas nationals in the BCCI-run professional league, and off course the biggest losers too if the event were cancelled. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter After a 117-day hiatus, international cricket returned on Wednesday as England and West Indies played a rain-hit opening day in Southampton in the first of three tests.However, much of the global schedule remains up in the air due to COVID-19 including the Twenty20 World Cup, due to start in Australia in October, and the IPL, which has been delayed for months. Facebook Twitter “I think we have to go to England. There’s lots of challenges, of course, but we have to find solutions to make sure that can happen if possible,” Langer said in comments published by the Daily Telegraph on Thursday.“That’s my view. I think for the health of world cricket.“If things out of control happen and we can’t end up going, at least we can say we’ve done everything in our power to make it happen.” IPL 2020 : Justin Langer urges, ‘let top players play IPL 2020′ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoFree Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themUndoGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionUndoWith India having committed to touring for a four-test series in the Australian summer, Langer said Australia should allow its top players like Steve Smith and Pat Cummins to play in the IPL, even if it means they might miss the start of the domestic season.“I think we have to. Talking frankly,” Langer said.“I’ll always look for win-win situations and hopefully we do that when we get some clarity on what’s happening with the schedule.”  Cricket IPL 2020: Justin Langer urges, ‘let top players play IPL 2020′center_img Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin draws first blood, Williamson joins Conway; NZ 84/1 (41 ovs)- Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… CricketIndian premier leagueLatest Sports News Previous articleLa Liga Live : No more sponsorships from betting companies for La Liga clubsNext articleCricket Business: BCB mulls restart of Dhaka Premier League, players request 50% salary Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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first_img There seems to be an optimistic mood in the air. The past two weeks have seen various pharmaceutical companies announce positive results regarding Covid-19 vaccines. As always, one needs to be careful of hype. The best UK shares right now are not just the ones surrounding Covid-19.How I judge the best UK sharesMy personal choice of the three best UK shares comes down to a few factors. I look for long-term growth potential, and usually a dividend paying stock. I also look for shares that can weather economic storms.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Though I look for companies where short-run ebbs and flows matter less, I am taking note of those I think are oversold right now. Not necessarily the greatest bargains, but opportunities for long-term investment. With this in mind, here are my choice of top-three UK shares.BAE SystemsA prime example of a stock that I think is fundamentally strong regardless of Covid-19, BAE Systems (LSE: BA) has been in my portfolio for years. As such, it is my top choice of what I consider the best UK shares right now.Firstly, I think that its future prospects are looking even brighter than when I first invested. The UK government recently announced its intention to invest in the defence sector. In the UK, the combat air industry alone accounts for 87% of defence exports. In Germany, the government recently confirmed its order of 38 Typhoo fighters over US rival F-35.I also like BAE as an income stock. At its current price, the yield is around the 4.6% mark. I think the prospects for BAE are looking very solid indeed.BPI have long considered BP (LSE: BP) to be one of the best UK shares, and I recently invested even more. I think BP is oversold because Covid-19 has acted as a catalyst hitting an oversupplied oil market this year. I think these concerns may soon fade though.BP is transitioning to renewable energy. It may seem ironic, but I think oil majors may be in a strong position to come up with good solutions in this arena. They have money and decades worth of expertise in energy production.Even though BP cut its dividend this year, at current prices it is yielding around 9%. With this kind of return I think it is one of the best UK shares right now.HSBC HoldingsMy last choice of the best UK shares, I probably consider the riskiest. My concerns surround a potential recession. I think HSBC (LSE: HSBA) is a good opportunity right now, but only if the economy holds out. However, if there is a recession, I think it will just delay the upside, not halt it.HSBC is undergoing a restructuring that will see it move capital away from its US and European arms, and placed in its most profitable centre – Hong Kong. It is also reducing its headcount from what most experts agree were overstaffed levels.In the past, it was one of the best dividend payers in the FTSE 100. These are currently suspended, but there is already talk of it coming back. HSBC is perhaps my riskiest choice of the best UK shares right now, but certainly one with great potential. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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first_img NigeriaAfrica December 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper photographer beaten unconscious by police in Oyo State Reporters Without Borders reiterated its dismay about police violence against journalists in Nigeria today after a newspaper photographer was beaten senseless on 22 December by police working for the Oyo state governor. It was 19th case of police brutality against the press to come to the press freedom organisation’s attention this year in Nigeria.“Despite President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statements to the contrary, 2005 is ending as it began in Nigeria,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Police and thugs of all kinds take out their frustrations on journalists but we will never accept this routine violence by men in uniform. Nigeria will not deserve to be called a democracy as long as this kind of police violence continues to go unpunished.”The attack on Sikiru Adeoye of the privately-owned Nigerian Tribune, which is based in Ibadan (the capital of the southwestern state of Oyo), occurred when he went to local government headquarters in the district of Agodi to photograph clashes between supporters of governor Rashidi Ladoja and those of his former political sponsor, Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu, a fellow member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who is trying to oust Ladoja in a battle for the control of Oyo in the run-up to local elections in 2007.Adeoye was taking photos of Adedibu supporters who were attacking the governor’s offices and clashing with police responsible for the governor’s security, when the police approached him and said he did not have permission. He replied that he had been sent by the Nigerian Tribune, but police began beating him until he lost consciousness. He was taken to an Ibadan hospital, still unconscious and with the marks of many blows on his head and body.In a Christmas and New Year message, President Obasanjo yesterday hailed this year’s “many happy and positive developments” and told his fellow-countrymen, “We must not allow ourselves to be deterred from our goal of a just, fair and prosperous nation by the enemies of progress.” Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Help by sharing this information News January 28, 2021 Find out more Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures RSF_en NigeriaAfrica February 8, 2021 Find out more News Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders reiterated its dismay about police violence against journalists in Nigeria today after a newspaper photographer was beaten senseless on 22 December by police working for the Oyo state governor. It was 19th case of police brutality against the press to come to the press freedom organisation’s attention this year in Nigeria. News June 10, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nigerialast_img read more


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first_imgColumnsWhy Mandating The Aarogya Setu App Is Not The Solution To The Covid-19 Pandemic Dr Anita Yadav & Nausheen Khan7 May 2020 11:54 PMShare This – xThe recent May 1, 2020 guidelines issued by order of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) mandates[1], among other things, the use of Aarogya Setu, a mobile application released in April this year by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MIETY) Government of India. It has been made mandatory for both public and private sector employees, and employers have a duty to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe recent May 1, 2020 guidelines issued by order of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) mandates[1], among other things, the use of Aarogya Setu, a mobile application released in April this year by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MIETY) Government of India. It has been made mandatory for both public and private sector employees, and employers have a duty to ensure strict adherence to the guidelines. It is also mandatory for all persons living in containment zones and non-adherence will invite penal action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 as well as under Sec. 188 Indian Penal Code. A petition has been filed on 7th may, 2020 in the Kerala High Court, challenging the constitutionality of the guideline mandating 100% coverage of the app in workplaces and containment zones, arguing that the guideline is unconstitutional. It has based its challenge on the judgement in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd) vs Union Of India[2], which ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right of citizens under Art 21 of the Constitution, and has sought the quashing of the MHA order. In the interim, it seeks “to restraint the authorities from resorting to coercive action for enforcing the mandatory use of app.”[3] The guidelines mandating the use of the app, in addition to being contrary to India’s Human Rights obligations under international law, have raised concerns over privacy. The app continuously tracks its users’ location using both GPS and Bluetooth to alert users as soon as they come in contact with a person with CoViD-19 infection. The use of both GPS and Bluetooth puts a question mark over the necessity of doing so and does not match the standard of similar apps used around the world. The NITI Aayog has justified this tracking by saying that, the location data is not analysed individually but only on an aggregate and that GPS data is necessary to demarcate containment zones and disease clusters While these steps may be considered appropriate to some extent, there are major bypasses that the government has made while mandating the use of the app. Even if one concedes that the urgency of the situation demands a breach of the right to privacy, and that all the assertions about its illegality can be refuted, one expects a reasonable degree of protection and adequate remedies from the government. Instead, the government has in its limited liability notice on the app stated that it would not be liable if any third party gains access to the data.[4] And the integrity of government developed software was on wide shameful display when the mAadhaar app’s security issues where exposed by a French hacker in 2018. In fact, the same hacker has recently tweeted: (referring to Rahul Gandhi’s recent tweet10 on the issue which called the app a “sophisticated surveillance system”)  Team Aarogya Setu soon released a statement, which, in short, dismissed all claims about security and privacy made in the tweet and said a big “No, thank you.”  The hacker was quick to respond. He published an article[6] which explains how he gained access and was able to tweak parameters in the app to remotely get data on how many persons felt “unwell” at any given location in India which is not possible to obtain by the normal use of the app. To quote his response to Aarogya Setu’s statement: “My answer to them is: – As you saw in the article, it was totally possible to use a different radius than the 5 hardcoded values, so clearly they are lying on this point and they know that. They even admit that the default value is now 1km, so they did a change in production after my report – The funny thing is they also admit an user can get the data for multiple locations. Thanks to triangulation, an attacker can get with a meter precision the health status of someone. – Bulk calls are possible my man. I spent my day calling this endpoint and you know it too. I’m happy they quickly answered to my report and fixed some of the issues but seriously: stop lying, stop denying.” He has raised concerns over the app not being secure enough, and has resulted in a slew of tweets and retweets, some supportive of the government, which keeps repeating that it is a robust technology, others questioning these claims. SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY IN OTHER COUNTRIES Several other countries have developed similar technologies and have been using them for contact tracing, such as Singapore’s Trace Together App and South Korea’s Smart Management System (SMS), Corona 100 app and Corona Map, but they too have resulted in wide criticism from privacy experts.[7] However, one major difference is that these countries have data protection laws, such as South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act, which provides for the right to be forgotten, and Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act, 2012 (PDPA). Even in Italy, which faces a much worse crisis, the government has been careful not to be hasty and will be opening its app Immuni for use only once the lockdown has been lifted and it is approved by the parliament. The United States has come up with Private Automated Contact Tracing (PACT) which protects the privacy of individuals and does not need personal data for contact tracing. In the European Union, countries have been leaning toward the Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP-3T) technology which is more protective of the privacy of its users than its rival Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT). The United Kingdom is also in the process of launching a similar app under its “test, track and trace” programme but it will be testing the app first on a small population with a lower smartphone user percentage, before making it mandatory for its citizens. However, there are many concerns there too which will need to be addressed for a successful application of the plan once the lockdown is eased. ISSUES WITH THE INDIAN APPROACH A major difference in India’s approach is that, in addition to keeping the Aarogya Setu app closed source meaning the source code is not available for examination which in itself is in derogation of the National Open Source Policy[8], the Indian Government has decided to impose this as a necessary condition if one wishes to work in offices, and has made it absolutely mandatory in all containment zones. It does not respect the contemporary international norm of a consent-based data collection, and has also not followed any test-stage like the one being conducted in The U.K. before mandatory imposition. India also lacks a comprehensive data protection law. Additionally, The Terms of Service of the Aarogya Setu app has a limitation of liability clause, and the relevant part reads as follows: ” 6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY You agree and acknowledge that the Government of India will not be liable for any claims in relation to the use of the App, including but not limited to … (d) any unauthorised access to your information or modification thereof.”[9] It precludes the government from having any liability for unauthorised access to user data on the app, effectively absolving the government of all fault in the tracking system. The above Limited Liability Clause, in saying that the government will not be liable for breach by unauthorised third parties, is also in violation of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 which requires all app service providers (as intermediaries, in this case the government) “to ensure the security of the data collected” and makes them liable for any loss.[10] As pointed out above, India lacks a comprehensive data protection law. This poses a problem since the existing law does not adequately address basic issues such as the length of storage, liability for breaches, requirement of consent, duties of the collector of data and leaves a bulk of the decisions on how and till when to use the data up to the government without any fear of legal challenge. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 remains to be passed by the parliament, and until that is done, data remains inadequately protected under legislations such as the IT Act, 2000. Breach of data may go undetected or unpunished under the current data protection regime. Advocate Gautam Bhatia in his recent analysis[11] of the legal flaws in mandating the use of the app has rightly pointed out that the guideline lacks an anchoring legislation, and the National Disaster Management Act, 2005 under which the guideline has been issued cannot be legally considered the basis for such directions as the provision invoked is an umbrella clause and if accepted, will basically entail that “the government may do anything that it believes is reasonable to achieve the public interest” “and do away with any further need for law making in toto.” It is also not clear whether the government can be allowed to impose a condition upon citizens such as giving up a fundamental right (the right to privacy, Article 21, held in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) v. Union of India[12] ) in order to be able to exercise another fundamental right (Right to livelihood, Art 19 (1) (g)). Some might consider this as a reasonable restriction under Art. 19 (6), some may say it is in excess of the proportionality in Art. 21, and some may say it serves public function and can be allowed to be done. The fulfilment of one fundamental right cannot be made conditional on the giving up of another. And as clearly explained above, mandating the use of the app lacks legal sanction and thus will not be a legal infringement of the right to privacy, thus it is an illegal breach of privacy and it cannot be held to be in the larger public interest either. The taking away of a fundamental right, the right to privacy in this case, needs to be based on legislation, otherwise it paves the way for rule by the executive. This debate may continue for a long time to come in the present circumstances. The fact remains that in absence of a law, the privacy infringement sought to be made through the app is absolutely unconstitutional. STATE SURVEILLANCE, RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW Right to privacy being one of the core foundation stones of democratic society has been recognized in various International Human Rights Treaties and creates an obligation upon states for effective protection of right to privacy against government surveillance. India being a signatory of various International Human Rights treaties has an obligation to ensure full compliance with their provisions, in particular, right to privacy enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which has attained the status of customary international law, and article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The importance of legislative measures for protection of right to privacy under the ICCPR has been emphasised by the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) in its General Comment No. 16 (Right to Privacy).[13] In year 2013 UN General Assembly adopted resolution 68/167 on ‘The right to privacy in the digital age’ wherein General Assembly required that “Noting that while concerns about public security may justify the gathering and protection of certain sensitive information, States must ensure full compliance with their obligations under international human rights law”.[14] There is, therefore, a clear obligation on the government, as stated in Art 51 of the Constitution, to ensure compliance with International Human Rights law standards while collecting sensitive personal data even when it is in public interest. Also, the app is based on a self-assessment mechanism and can be called self-diagnosis at best. How the government seeks to create such support for the app that each person will religiously input correct data remains to be seen. The accuracy and actual usefulness of the app’s alert system is also doubtful, since the government has so far only made claims, without much proof of usefulness. While a voluntary approach of users signing up to the app does not work effectively, making it mandatory will definitely not work either. There can be many reasons for the failure of the app’s objective. Lack of smartphones, problems with technology (people passing by on street or in different rooms will be alerted too), lack of internet service coverage, etc. There is also a general lack of trust in the government’s actions and concerns over lack of transparency shown in other situations during the pandemic such as the expenditure of the donations made to the PM-Cares Fund.[15] The app may be a constructive step, but is a fundamental breach of privacy when one is made to mandatorily give access to his whereabouts, and without proper safeguards, making it mandatory can easily be seen as just another attempt in a series of steps taken by the government to bring about a strict surveillance regime. The Aarogya Setu app and its constant surveillance features also create serious implications relating to human rights on the international level, particularly the right to privacy, freedom of movement and right to life and liberty. Given these risks, the government needs to create the right balance between human rights and state surveillance by fixing accountability in case the app fails to meet the standards of international human rights law. India can learn a great deal from the U.K. in its step-by-step approach, starting with careful testing and mandating it only if it proves successful over a small sample size, in the least favourable conditions.[16] But the inspiration must end there, since the app has generated backlash over privacy concerns in the U.K. too, just as it should. It is important that transparency be maintained while handling sensitive data, and it is the duty of the people to hold the government accountable. The South Korean example[17], which saw mandating of contact tracing technology like in India, can be seen as a holistic approach to the problem. Using technology as well as improving other areas, such as wide and free testing, quick isolation, and an overall faith in the government created by its efficient handling of contagious diseases in the past has been the country’s saving grace. India can learn a great deal from South Korea if it decides to continue the mandatory imposition, but must be careful to look at other aspects which it is simultaneously obliged to consider. Views Are Personal Only (Dr. Anita Yadav is Assistant Professor at Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and Nausheen Khan is a 2nd year student of LL.B. at Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi) [1]https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/MHA%20Order%20Dt.%201.5.2020%20to%20extend%20Lockdown%20period%20for%202%20weeks%20w.e.f.%204.5.2020%20with%20new%20guidelines.pdf [2] 2017 (10) SCALE 1 [3] https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/compelling-employees-to-use-aarogya-setu-app-violates-right-to-privacy-plea-in-kerala-hc-156381?infinitescroll=1 [4] https://static.swaraksha.gov.in/tnc/ [5] https://twitter.com/RahulGandhi/status/1256579764258607107 [6] https://medium.com/@fs0c131y/aarogya-setu-the-story-of-a-failure-3a190a18e34 [7] https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-tracking-apps-how-are-countries-monitoring-infections/a-53254234 [8] https://www.digitalindia.gov.in/content/open-source-%E2%80%94-extremely-important-aspect-digital-india [9] https://static.swaraksha.gov.in/tnc/ [10] https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/legal-experts-point-out-liability-concerns-with-the-aarogya-setu-app/articleshow/75561944.cms [11] https://indconlawphil.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/coronavirus-and-the-constitution-xxi-the-mandatory-imposition-of-the-aarogya-setu-app/ [12] 2017 (10) SCALE 1 [13] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT%2fCCPR%2fGEC%2f6624&Lang=en [14] G.A. Res. 68/167, U.N. Doc. A/RES/68/167, https://undocs.org/pdf?symbol=en/a/res/68/167 [15] https://thewire.in/government/pm-cares-covid-19-fund-narendra-modi [16] https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-52442754 [17] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/11/south-korea-beating-coronavirus-citizens-state-testing Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgGeorgia Justice ProjectBy Ivan Pereira, ABC NewsThey’ve done their time behind bars and been on good behavior since their release, but advocates say some of Georgia’s 4.2 million former felons are still shackled by their past deeds.While the state’s unemployment rate was around 3.4% before the pandemic, the unemployment rate for residents with criminal records was close to 15% during that time, according to Douglas Ammar, the executive director of the nonprofit group the Georgia Justice Project.“We’ve run into this issue all of the time and it’s affecting whole communities,” Ammar told ABC News in February. “Everyone in Georgia knows someone who was incarcerated and is struggling to find housing or a job.”Some of those Georgians are going to get a reprieve after state leaders unanimously approved a bill last week that would allow former non-violent felons the right to expunge their record following good behavior. The “Second Chance” bill gained momentum during this session as prosecutors, elected officials and companies pushed for the change.Under Georgia’s current law, arrests that don’t lead to convictions and misdemeanor convictions for minors are the only crimes that can be expunged. The Second Chance bill allows former prisoners who committed non-violent crimes to send a request to a judge seeking to expunge their record after a certain number of years of good behavior.People who were convicted of misdemeanors would have to wait at least three years after their release to request the judge to expunge their records, while those who were convicted of felonies would have to wait at least five years, according to the bill.The legislation exempts several criminal charges including sex crimes, murder and kidnapping, and it allows judges to consider several factors, including victim objections, before deciding on expungement.Rep. Mandi Ballinger first introduced the legislation in the Georgia House of Representatives last year and re-introduced it in February with the support of various district attorney offices, prison reform advocates and other groups.Ballinger said she personally doesn’t know anyone close to her that has a criminal record. Because 40% of the state’s population has had a misdemeanor or felony conviction — a rate that’s among the highest in the nation — everyone is feeling the effects.“I’ve heard from many people who say it’s happening to their brother or it’s happening to their father or it’s happening to their wife,” Ballinger told ABC News in February. “Having a criminal conviction means you made a mistake. It shouldn’t prohibit you from getting gainful employment.”The Georgia Budget Policy Institute found that formerly incarcerated residents lost on average $36,000 in wages last year, which amounted to about $2.6 billion in wasted spending power. Forty states have a criminal record expungement program, including North Carolina and Arkansas, according to the Georgia Justice Project.Georgia’s state senate passed the bill in March but its vote in the assembly was tabled because of coronavirus. During that hiatus, advocates and businesses, such as Coca-Cola and Home Depot, pushed state leaders to pass the bill.“We’ve brought together legislators, partner organizations, employers and directly affected people across the state to make this effort a reality,” Ammar said in a statement Monday.Ballinger, a Republican, said her colleagues on the other side of the aisle have expressed support for the measure.“We all like the goal of the bill, which is to get people back on their feet,” she said.Representatives for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp didn’t immediately comment about the bill’s passage.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgWhataction does a company take if it does not wish to renew the contract of afixed-term worker now the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less FavourableTreatment) Regulations 2002 have come into force? Jane Amphlett and RichardYeomans consider some of the legal and practical implications MaternitycoverFredis employed on a fixed term basis for 13 months to cover for Mary, an employeewho is taking a year’s maternity leave – her baby is due after 6 April 2003when maternity entitlement increases to 52 weeks – with a month’s handoverbefore Mary leaves. Because Fred is not a permanent member of staff, thecompany does not allow him to join the occupational pension scheme.Atthe end of Mary’s leave she decides not to return to work. The company is nothappy with Fred’s work and decides not to renew his contract when it expires,but to recruit a permanent replacement for Mary.JAand RY comment Fred may request a written statement giving particulars ofthe treatment, to which the company must respond within 21 days, and he canbring a claim under the Fixed Term Employees Regulations because he has beenexcluded from the pension scheme.Unlessthe company applies the same service qualification to Fred as to permanentstaff or it can objectively justify the exclusion, it will lose that claim andbe forced to compensate Fred and/or provide a pension. Thejustification may be that pension rights do not come into force for two yearsbut, if that is the case, the company should offer a cash alternative. HRdepartments should review the pay and conditions of fixed-term employees toensure they are no less favourable than those of permanent employees, unlessthere is a good reason for the difference. Companiesalso need to ensure fixed-term workers receive details of all permanentvacancies (not just those which would be suitable to the employee). So, unlessit has a generally published current vacancy list, the company must notify Fredindividually. Fredhas more than a year’s service and is also eligible to bring an unfairdismissal claim. If Mary’s job were disappearing, the company may be able tofairly dismiss Fred by reason of redundancy, provided it carried out fairselection and consultation procedures and considered Fred for alternativeemployment. But, in this case, the job is continuing and redundancy will not bea fair reason for dismissal.Instead,the real reason Fred’s manager wishes to dismiss him is that he is unhappy withhis performance. To avoid a claim for unfair dismissal, the company would needto follow a full disciplinary procedure before dismissing which, unless Fred’sperformance is grossly incompetent, will require warnings to be given with areasonable opportunity to improve. Ifthis happened after next autumn, the company would also have to bear in mindthe statutory disciplinary procedures set out in the Employment Act 2002.Ifthese minimum procedures are not followed, the tribunal may, for example,increase the compensatory award for unfair dismissal (which currently has a capof £52,600) by up to 50 per cent. JaneAmphlett is a partner and Richard Yeomans, a solicitor at ManchesKeypoints of the legislation–The regulations cover employees under a contract which lasts for a specificperiod of time or which ends on the completion of a particular task or on theoccurrence of a specific event–Where a fixed-term contract ends, this is classed as a dismissal–Fixed-term employees have the right to be treated no less favourably thancomparable permanent employees, unless the treatment can be objectivelyjustified. Employers can take either an overall package or acontract-term-by-contract-term approach when looking at whether terms and conditionsare less favourable–Fixed-term employees must not receive less favourable treatment in respect oftraining and the right to secure permanent employment–They can request a written statement from their employer setting out the reasonfor any less favourable treatment, which is admissible as evidence in anytribunal proceedings –Fixed-term employees who believe they have been discriminated against maycomplain to a tribunal, generally within three months of the date of the actcomplained of. There is also protection from victimisation, dismissal anddetriment –The tribunal can make a declaration as to the rights of the complainant, awardcompensation and/or recommend action for the employer to take to reduce theadverse effect on the fixed term employee. Compensation will be calculated asit is for sex, race and disability discrimination, except it will not includecompensation for injury to feelings. A term of disaffectionOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more