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26 June 2014

Saudi Arabia: Malicious spyware app made by Hacking Team identified

 

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4 May 2014

USA: Unions urge Deutsche Telekom to vote for shareholder proposal calling on T-Mobile to report on human rights risk

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27 April 2014

China: SOMO report says semiconductor firm ASMI is responsible for addressing health risks at former subsidiary, citing UN Guiding Principles

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24 March 2014

Ethiopia: Human Rights Watch reports technology companies aid govt. surveillance of political opponents

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14 January 2014

Microsoft says it will comply with any laws Russia adopts, including requirements to provide information about local Skype users

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Company response
8 October 2013

Response by MTN: Internet shutdown during protests against fuel subsidy cuts - Access calls on network providers to report on their activities in relation to shutdown. Click here

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1 October 2013

German companies’ surveillance technology allegedly used in connection with human rights abuses by authoritarian regimes

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Atis, Elaman, Gamma Group, Trovicor and Utimaco to respond. Atis, Trovicor and Utimaco responses provided. Elaman & Gamma Group did not respond.] In February 2013, human rights groups filed...

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23 September 2013

Netsweeper’s silence on its reported role in Pakistan’s internet filtering program - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre writes to Canadian Government and Netsweeper partners

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In June 2013 Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto reported that technology developed by the Canadian company Netsweeper is “being implemented in Pakistan…for the purposes of political and social filtering.” This is despite an international...

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30 May 2012

China: SACOM report alleges labour rights abuses still taking place in Foxconn factories

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24 January 2012

Human Rights First & OWNI Digital Journalism articles on surveillance technology & oppressive regimes

Author: Meg Roggensack and Betsy Walters, Human Rights First, OWNI Digital Journalism; reponses compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2011, Human Rights First published a blog entitled "Excuses, excuses: Surveillance Technology and Oppressive Regimes", alleging that companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human...

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