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10 December 2018

Citizen Lab alleges Netsweeper's software used to limit the freedom of expression & access to information of LGBTQ persons

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Company response
7 December 2018

Netsweeper’s response

Author: Netsweeper

Netsweeper has begun to change its process to align its categorizations with those of other similar categorization companies.  Netsweeper provides tools that are used, inter alia, for the prevention of human trafficking, child exploitation, and...

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12 November 2018

Canada: Civil society groups call for reform to Export Development Act to align with Paris Agreement & increase accountability of EDC

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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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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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