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

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 rights abuses. 

In December 2011, OWNI Digital Journalism published an article entitled "SpyFiles: Revelations of a Billion-Dollar Mass Surveillance Industry", listing companies whose equipment is allegedly sold to and used by repressive regimes.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited companies mentioned in the articles above to respond.  Company responses and non-responses are listed below.

Adaptive Mobile response [DOC]

Amesys response [DOC]

Area response
[DOC]

Blue Coat Systems response

Creativity Software response [DOC]

Ericsson response [PDF]

Hacking Team did not respond

Hewlett Packard response [DOC]

Huawei response

NetApp response

NICE response [DOC]

Nokia Siemens Network response [DOC]

Trovicor response [DOC]

Qosmos response

Sophos (owner of Ultimatico Safeware) response 

Verint did not respond

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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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7 December 2011

Response by Trovicor: Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human rights abuses.

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12 July 2011

Response by HP (Hewlett-Packard): Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human rights abuses. Click here

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Response by Huawei Technologies: Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human rights abuses.

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11 July 2011

Response by Qosmos: Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human rights abuses

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12 June 2011

Response by Ericsson: Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human rights abuses.

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11 January 2011

Hacking Team did not respond to: Report alleges companies selling of surveillance equipment to repressive govts. Click here

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