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]
Creativity Software response [DOC]
Ericsson response [PDF]
Hacking Team did not respond
Hewlett Packard response [DOC]
NICE response [DOC]
Nokia Siemens Network response [DOC]
Trovicor response [DOC]
Sophos (owner of Ultimatico Safeware) response
Verint did not respond