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Tech Companies Should Do the Right Thing on Conflict Minerals

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ChristopherJames
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Re: HEADLINE 2013: Dodd-Frank 1502 Backfires
ChristopherJames   9/25/2018 1:58:51 AM
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Companies should be tactful when dealing with end parties that basically help their business make it through the industry. Even if they are told that they are indeed able to withhold certain information regarding their processes, they should still have the dignity to disclose such data. If this is what the consumers need, then they should be able to gain access to it. It is simply dishonest even if it is not mandatory for them to release any info needed.

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HEADLINE 2013: Dodd-Frank 1502 Backfires
Sparky the Wonder Cat   1/27/2017 11:08:01 AM
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"A provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law aimed at reducing money to militia groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by imposing rules on buying minerals from the region has backfired, exacerbating and depriving at least 1 million subsistence miners of their livelihood, several experts told a congressional committee Tuesday."

" 'Dodd-Frank 1502, the conflict minerals provision ... is a case study in how good intentions can go awry,' said David Aronson, panel member and editor of CongoResources.org."  UPI, May 24, 2013

 

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