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20 June 2014
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Author: Guillaume Champeau, Numerama (France)

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) a demandé aux Nations Unies de travailler à l'élaboration d'un traité fixant des règles permettant d'assurer le respect des droits de l'Homme par les entreprises privées, en particulier en matière de surveillance...

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10 December 2013

[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the...

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29 May 2013

U.S. Company Allegedly Aids Syria and Iran Censorship Efforts

Author: The Daily Dot (USA)

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Blue Coat to respond. Blue Coat's response available below] The French investigative publication Reflets discovered that American company Blue Coat is currently providing the government of Syrian...

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4 October 2012

Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: Conflict Risk Network

Conflict Risk Network and the 21 undersigned institutional investors, asset owners and asset managers...are pleased to submit to the State Department...comment[s] on the “Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma”...We welcome these...

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14 June 2012

Governments & companies can collaborate to protect freedom of expression & privacy online, says report commissioned by Global Network Initiative

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14 June 2012

[PDF] Digital Freedoms in International Law: Practical Steps to Protect Human Rights Online

Author: Ian Brown & Douwe Korff, Global Network Initiative

While states are responsible for protecting human rights online under international law, companies responsible for Internet infrastructure, products and services can play an important supporting role. Companies also have a legal and corporate social...

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1 May 2012

Peer Pressure

Author: Catherine Dunn, Corporate Counsel [USA]

American companies have been criticized in recent years for selling technology to countries that may use it to thwart dissent…A Chinese company took center stage [in March] because it's a major supplier of cameras and surveillance tools to Chinese...

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20 March 2012

'Dark trade' in Web-censoring tools exposed by Pakistan plan

Author: Elinor Mills, CNET

For years, Silicon Valley companies have quietly conducted a lucrative trade selling software and equipment to countries that restrict dissent over the Internet. But the recent dust-up involving an Internet filtering plan by Pakistan has turned the...

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19 March 2012

"Cautious Celebration: Report Suggests Pakistan IT Ministry Withdraw Internet Censorship Plans"

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6 March 2012

Surveillance Inc: How Western Tech Firms Are Helping Arab Dictators

Author: Trevor Timm and Jillian C. York of Electronic Frontier Foundation, in the Atlantic

As democratic movements spread in the Middle East, governments are cracking down, and that means big business for the companies who help them do it. {refers to Area SPA, Bluecoat Systems, Trovicor, Amesys (part of Bull), Telestragies. Includes...

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