Privacy International highlights surveillance industry role spying on citizens in Central Asia
In November 2014, Privacy International released its report "Private Interests: Monitoring Central Asia". The report alleges that firms headquartered in the US, Israel and elsewhere supply sophisticated surveillance technology to Central Asian nations with records of widespread human rights abuses, giving state security services the power to monitor the communications of ordinary citizens.
The report includes Privacy International's correspondence with the companies named (see Annex). If any company featured in the report would like to submit a further response for us to include here on our website they are welcome to do so.
The press release, report, and media coverage are below.