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Laura Ok

Laura Okkonen

Investor Advocate

Laura is the Investor Advocate at Access Now. In this role she supports the BHR Program in the overall targets to drive systemic change across the private sector, hold companies accountable when they fail, and protect the rights of users at risk. In her role, Laura is able to draw from her 20 years of hands-on working experience in the tech sector: prior to joining Access Now, she ran the BHR Program at Vodafone Group in London, UK, and prior to joining Vodafone Group, she was the Head of Human Rights at Nokia Corporation. In addition to her role at Access Now, Laura is a doctoral researcher at Uni. Jyväskylä in Finland; her research focuses on hate speech identification through critical discourse analysis. Laura currently also serves as a member in the Finnish National Human Rights Delegation.
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Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation

21 May 2024

Ahead of the Meta AGM, Meta’s shareholders are pushing the company for increased transparency on content moderation.

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Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
21 May 2024
Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
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Bad for human rights and for business: Amazon must not build cloud infrastructure in Saudi Arabia

6 May 2024

Access Now is calling on Amazon to halt the launch of AWS infrastructure region in Saudi Arabia and adequately address the severe human rights impacts that would arise from such a move.

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Bad for human rights and for business: Amazon must not build cloud infrastructure in Saudi Arabia
6 May 2024
Bad for human rights and for business: Amazon must not build cloud infrastructure in Saudi Arabia

Amend or reject: Joint statement on the UN Cybercrime Treaty

23 Jan 2024

Access Now and more than 100 NGOs demand state delegates to amend the draft cybercrime treaty in the upcoming concluding session of UN AHC.

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Amend or reject: Joint statement on the UN Cybercrime Treaty
23 Jan 2024
Amend or reject: Joint statement on the UN Cybercrime Treaty
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Alphabet shareholders want more transparency, less complacency

25 May 2023
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Alphabet shareholders want more transparency, less complacency
25 May 2023
Alphabet shareholders want more transparency, less complacency
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Meta shareholders to company leaders: your business model hurts human rights

23 May 2023

As the annual shareholder meeting approaches, Meta shareholders ask leadership to review the company’s targeted advertising business model and protect human rights.

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Meta shareholders to company leaders: your business model hurts human rights
23 May 2023
Meta shareholders to company leaders: your business model hurts human rights
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Attention Amazon: your shareholders want you to protect human rights

18 May 2023

As Big Tech’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) season approaches, Amazon shareholders are pushing for changes to protect human rights. Here are the shareholder proposals we support.

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Attention Amazon: your shareholders want you to protect human rights
18 May 2023
Attention Amazon: your shareholders want you to protect human rights

Why shareholders don’t trust Big Tech — and how to fix that

17 May 2023

As we enter the 2023 AGM season, we look at what shareholder proposals for Big Tech companies Amazon, Alphabet, and Meta reveal about the companies’ capacity to mitigate risk and ensure accountability for emerging tech like AI.

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Why shareholders don’t trust Big Tech — and how to fix that
17 May 2023
Why shareholders don’t trust Big Tech — and how to fix that
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SEC must demand greater transparency on digital and human rights issues in ESG ratings

17 Aug 2022

We urge the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to ensure new rules will help investors get accurate information about their holdings’ human rights impacts.

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SEC must demand greater transparency on digital and human rights issues in ESG ratings
17 Aug 2022
SEC must demand greater transparency on digital and human rights issues in ESG ratings
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How the world’s biggest investors could transform Big Tech

21 Jul 2022

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) season for the tech sector has come and gone, but the results for Meta, Alphabet, and Amazon tell a surprisingly hopeful story for digital rights advocates.

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How the world’s biggest investors could transform Big Tech
21 Jul 2022
How the world’s biggest investors could transform Big Tech
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Google’s plans in Saudi Arabia: company ignores independent shareholder vote to respect human rights

9 Jun 2022

Access Now is disappointed that Alphabet’s management voted down a proposal to commission a human rights assessment of the planned expansion of Cloud centers at the AGM.

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Google’s plans in Saudi Arabia: company ignores independent shareholder vote to respect human rights
9 Jun 2022
Google’s plans in Saudi Arabia: company ignores independent shareholder vote to respect human rights