Cellebrite responds to allegations it has not addressed transactions that carry human rights risks, and that police in China continue to buy Cellebrite products after the company said it withdrew from China
Cellebrite has established an Ethics and Integrity Committee that will serve as an advisory body to the Board. The role of the Committee is to advise the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to evolving international law, ethical considerations related to responsible business practices, and requirements under law and regulations applied to the sale and use of Cellebrite’s technologies...
Cellebrite generally does not enter into business with customers whose positions or actions we consider inconsistent with our mission to support law enforcement acting in a legal manner...
Cellebrite announced in October 2020 that it had stopped selling solutions and services to customers in Hong Kong and China. When Cellebrite stopped sales in these markets, all units were deactivated. After deactivation, licenses could not be downloaded or activated. Cellebrite has no record of sales in China or Hong Kong after the date on which it stopped selling in these markets.
With respect to recent media reports that have suggested that two resellers in the Asia Pacific region continued to sell Cellebrite products after the date on which Cellebrite stopped sales in China:
- Subsequent to Cellebrite’s withdrawal from China, Beijing Information Security Technology confirmed termination of its agreement with Cellebrite and attested to the fact that all Cellebrite units in its possession had been destroyed.
- Shenzhen Smile Electronics Co Ltd. was never an authorized reseller of Cellebrite products.