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17 August 2018

Commentary: Tech companies can contribute to violations of freedom of expression & privacy by complying with govt. user data requests

Author: Isabel Laura Ebert, OpenGlobalRights

"The corporations' dilemma: navigating government access to information," 16 Aug 2018...

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Company response
26 July 2018

Thales responded

Author: Thales

Thales is very concerned by the protection of Human Right. Moreover, Thales fully complies with the French, European and US regulations on export control. The Group fully supports the UN Arms Trade Treaty. All these regulations include the Human Right...

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Company response
25 July 2018

Airbus responded

Author: Julie Kitcher, Airbus

... Airbus offers a wide portfolio of satellite capabilities and services to governments and institutions... These include Egypt's Nilesat and Algeria's ALSAT 2A, which has spent more than five years in orbit. Airbus works together with states,...

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Article
24 July 2018

Liam Fox's hunt for post-Brexit trade deals 'may have led to activists being killed

Author: The Mirror (UK)

…The International Trade Secretary approved licenses which sold surveillance equipment to Honduras - where activists are routinely threatened and even killed. Liam Fox’s obsession with securing post-Brexit trade deals around the world may have put the...

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Company non-response
23 July 2018

Ercom did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ercom to respond to allegations of human rights abuse relating to its sales to the Egypitan government. Ercom did not respond.

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Story
23 July 2018

NGOs accuse French companies of contributing to state repression in Egypt, mixed response from companies

In July 2018, a group of international, French, and Egyptian NGOs published a report accusing several French companies of profiting from Egypt's military crackdown on dissent. According to the report, these companies have "participated in the bloody...

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Article
16 July 2018

China: New phone with retractable camera reveals automatic activation of camera feature in certain applications raising concerns about monitoring

Author: Oiwan Lam, Global Voices (Netherlands)

"Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities", 9 Jul 2018...

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Article
16 July 2018

Microsoft calls for govt. rules & laws to regulate facial recognition technology

Author: Brad Smith, Microsoft Blog

"Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility", 13 July 2018...

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Article
11 July 2018
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Author: Rachel Knaebel, Observatoire des Multinationales

« Ventes d'armes : un nouveau rapport dénonce la coopération des entreprises françaises avec le régime égyptien », 3 juillet 2018...

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Company response
11 July 2018

IDEMIA responded

Following a public tender, IDEMIA signed in 2012 an 8-year contract with the Egyptian State for the supply and maintenance of printers for identity cards personalization, as well as the related software package. The company also supplied the State with...

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