Dec 16, 2019

Apple shareholders set to vote on human-rights policies

NICOLAS ASFOURI Apple shareholders are set to vote on whether Apple should change its human-rights policies. Campaign group SumofUs called on Apple to disclose certain human-rights policies in a resolution filed on 9 September. If shareholders vote in favour of the motion, Apple may have to explain its responses to future demands from governments that limit free expression. Apple will also have to disclose how it forms policies on these issues. "The motion will mean that Apple has to have policies around free expression, and that these will be available to shareholders," Sondhya Gupta, a campaign manager at SumOfUs, told the BBC. "The company will need to report on the policies and the decisions that it has made that fall under them."

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