The Consequences Of The Dodd-Frank Act

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With the emergence of technology, conflict minerals have become a growing and pressing issue in the 21st Century. Conflict minerals are those that fuel civil wars, specifically in Central Africa. There are very few regulations placed on conflict minerals and they are an integral part of most of the supply chains for technology companies. In 2011 the United States of America issued the Dodd-Frank Act, which regulates the use of conflict minerals to a certain degree. The problem, however, lies in the effectiveness and the real world consequences of the Dodd-Frank Act, thus alternative solutions must be explored in order to regulate the current and future use of conflict minerals.
Conflict minerals are similar to the more commonly known -“blood”-diamonds,
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