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Company Response

10 Jun 2022


Response from NEC to allegations about sale of surveillance technology in Latin America & questions from CSO on human rights

"1. NEC’s basic standpoint

NEC believes that the use of ICT can provide society with value that includes safety, security, fairness, and efficiency. Moreover, NEC also believes that it is necessary to prevent or minimize any potential negative impact business activities may have on the human rights of its stakeholders.

NEC formulated the "NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles" as a guideline for promoting business activities among the social implementation of AI and the utilization of biometrics and other data. Based on these principles, when promoting businesses related to the utilization of AI, NEC complies with the relevant laws and regulations of each country and region, and each employee aims to perform all stages of corporate activities, such as dialogue and co-creation, in cooperation with various stakeholders. Furthermore, NEC recognizes respect for human rights as the highest priority in each and every stage of its business operations, which is also outlined in the principles, and links this position to its actions."

2. Answers to the seven questions mentioned in the recent Access Now’s blog post ..."