Intelligence co. Cellebrite and Japanese Sun Corporation accused of facilitating human rights violations by selling its products to repressive regimes; incl. co. responses
The Israeli digital intelligence firm Cellebrite, whose products and services are implicated in human rights abuses globally, could soon be rewarded with even more funding and capacity, increasing risks to human rights defenders, journalists, and dissidents around the world.
Cellebrite recognizes in its investor presentation that one of its “key risks” is that some of its “products may be used by customers in a way that is, or that is perceived to be, incompatible with human rights” and that “any such perception could adversely affect [its] reputation, revenue and results of operations.”
However, NGO Access Now reports that the company keeps selling their products to repressive regimes in China, Russia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and around the world and enabling detentions, prosecutions, and harassment of journalists, civil rights activists, dissidents, and minorities.
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Cellebrite to respond to the Access Now report. We also asked the company to set out any steps they are taking in response and what due diligence they undertook to prevent or mitigate human rights abuses involving Cellebrite's products and services.
Cellebrite has provided the below response.