AMESys (Advanced Middle East Systems, formerly Amesys (part of Bull))

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AMESys used to be Amesys (part of Bull) until 2012

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30 August 2011

Firms Aided Libyan Spies: First Look Inside Security Unit Shows How Citizens Were Tracked

Author: Paul Sonne & Margaret Coker, Wall Street Journal

...[A]gents working for Moammar Gadhafi...[spied] on emails and chat messages with the help of technology Libya acquired from the West. The recently abandoned [surveillance] room is lined with posters and...manuals stamped with the name Amesys, a unit...

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30 August 2011
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Author: blog "Big Browser", Le Monde [France]

Le Wall Street Journal est entré dans les locaux des services du renseignement libyen, chargés de surveiller les conversations des opposants, et y a fait une intéressante découverte. Le logo d'Amesys, entreprise française filiale de Bull, trône sur les...

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22 September 2011

Should tech companies do business in China?

Author: Jillian C. York, Electronic Frontier Foundation, on Al Jazeera

[T]here has been a proliferation of news surrounding the export of surveillance and censorship technologies by North American and European companies to authoritarian governments. A new paper, released...by the...SecDev Group, focuses on the role...

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19 October 2011

FIDH and LDH file a complaint concerning the responsability of the company AMESYS in relation to acts of torture [France]

Author: Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

FIDH and LDH filed a criminal complaint, together with an application to join the proceedings as a civil party against persons unknown before the Court in Paris concerning the responsibility of the company Amesys, a subsidiary of Bull, in relation to...

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31 October 2011

Amesys lawsuit (re Libya)

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31 October 2011

Debating human rights in the IT industry [USA]

Author: Jillian C. York, Al Jazeera

Despite concerns of "rightswashing" by some activists in attendance, a great number of corporate speakers acknowledged the need for greater consideration of human rights. Among them was Bob Boorstin, director of Public Policy for Google, who admitted:...

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2 December 2011
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Author: Europa Press

WikiLeaks ha publicado…287 documentos, llamados 'Spy Files', con información sobre las actividades de compañías de seguridad, vigilancia y espionaje de 25 países…con la colaboración de Bugged Planet y Privacy International, así como de medios de...

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Company response
22 December 2011

Amesys response re article alleging that Amesys sold surveillance equipment to Libyan authorities

Author: Amesys

The commitment made by the Libyan authorities to participate alongside Western Countries in the fight against international terrorism led the Security Council of the UN, late in 2003, to lift the embargo declared against that country. It was in this...

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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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Company response
25 January 2012

Response by Amesys (part of Bull): Report alleges companies selling of surveillance equipment to repressive govts.

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