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Lawsuit
1 May 2018
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Author: Els Bellens, Le Vif

« Une entreprise canadienne aide des régimes autoritaires à censurer internet », 30 avril 2018...

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Story
3 October 2016

Bahrain: New report confirms Canadian tech company's involvement in online censorship; Netsweeper did not respond

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Company non-response
3 October 2016

Netsweeper did not respond

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Article
21 September 2016

Canadian tech company Netsweeper helped Bahrain censor websites, says report

Author: Laura Wright, CBS News (Canada)

Canadian technology company Netsweeper helped the Bahraini government block opposition party websites, various news websites and content critical of Islam, according to a new report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School of...

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Report
21 September 2016

Tender Confirmed, Rights At Risk: Verifying Netsweeper in Bahrain

Author: The Citizen Lab (Canada)

We set out to investigate the presence of Netsweeper installations in Bahrain...Part 1 of this report describes prior research on the use of Netsweeper technology in countries with questionable human rights records, and describes the current political...

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Article
21 September 2016

What an “MRI of the Internet” Can Reveal: Netsweeper in Bahrain

Author: Ronald Deibert, The Citizen Lab (Canada)

Internet censorship is a major and growing human rights issue today. Access to content is restricted for users onsocial media, like Facebook, on mobile applications, and on search engines.  The most egregious form of censorship, however, is that which...

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Article
21 July 2015

What will convince Ottawa to rein in Canadian companies?

Author: Greg Regaignon & Emily Kaufman, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"What will convince Ottawa to rein in Canadian companies?", 21 July 2015...

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Article
25 October 2013

Sweeping Rights Aside: Ottawa, Pakistan and Netsweeper

Author: David Petrasek, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Univ. of Ottawa, in Center for International Policy Studies blog

Imagine the scenario: a private Canadian software company provides sophisticated technology to the Iranian government, allowing it to deny access in Iran to thousands of websites on account of their political or social content. How would the Canadian...

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Article
23 September 2013

Netsweeper’s silence on its reported role in Pakistan’s internet filtering program - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre writes to Canadian Government and Netsweeper partners

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In June 2013 Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto reported that technology developed by the Canadian company Netsweeper is “being implemented in Pakistan…for the purposes of political and social filtering.” This is despite an international...

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Company non-response
26 June 2013

Netsweeper did not respond to: Citizen Lab report analyses "Canada-based Netsweeper’s Role in Pakistan’s Censorship Regime".

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