Report by Who Profits criticises HP & other tech companies for their alleged role in Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories

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Company non-response
16 May 2012

Matrix did not respond to: Report criticises HP & other technology companies for their alleged role in Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

Company response
20 April 2012

HP Response to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Inquiry

Author: HP

With regards to your inquiry, the Basel System was developed to expedite checkpoint passage in a secure environment. HP provides technical support on various aspects of the system. The solution contributes to the development of the regional economy by enabling workers and others to get to their place of work or to carry out their business in a faster and safer way. HP has not, nor have we ever, taken a position on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Respecting human rights is a core value at HP and is embedded in the way we do business.

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Article
1 December 2011

[PDF] Technologies of Control: The Case of Hewlett Packard (HP)

Author: Who Profits

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories is maintained and preserved by daily practices of surveillance and control. In recent years, those practices have been increasingly relying on technological mechanisms provided and managed by international and local corporations. Among those is Hewlett-Packard (HP)...[T]he values that HP claims to promote might seem contradictory to the millions of Dollars’ worth of contracts it has with the Israeli authorities, choosing to be the provider of technological infrastructure, services, hardware and maintenance for the Israeli occupation. [also refers to Matrix, Tact Testware (part of Matrix), EDS Israel (part of HP). Response by HP below. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre also invited Matrix/Tact Testware to respond but it declined to do so.]

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