Cloudflare responds to International Campaign for the Rohingya and Burma Campaign UK statement
Cloudflare provides security, reliability, and performance services to more than 25 million Internet properties worldwide. Cloudflare believes in making cybersecurity services easily accessible, offering both free and paid services that can be accessed online... [T]he UN Special Rapporteur has identified the types of services that Cloudflare provides as critical to ensuring access to the Internet, and a "bulwark against network disruptions" and denial-of-service attacks.
Cloudflare is committed to respecting human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As an observer in the Global Network Initiative, Cloudflare engages with a variety of stakeholders on how best to advance freedom of expression and privacy globally, including how to evaluate the specific human rights impacts associated with access to our cybersecurity services.
Cloudflare is also committed to conducting business in compliance with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including U.S. sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department. Consistent with those regulations, we are legally prohibited from providing services to individuals or organizations subject to sanctions under U.S. law for serious human rights abuse, such as Min Aung Hlaing. Cloudflare continues to monitor developments in Myanmar closely, and will act consistent with our commitments and legal obligations.