Surveillance technologies and autocratic governments

“EU Says Syria Spyware Ban Covers E-Mail Probes, Remote Infection”, 19 January 2012,  Business & Human Rights : Links.

The EU banned the exports of security/surveillance technologies to Syria because of the misuses its Government commited and commits.

The move was followed by the US thinking about it:U.S. State Department Investigating Huawei on Iran Concerns, Michael Kan, IDG News, 05 Jan 2012, while looking at the behaviour of a Chinese company in Iran..Iran: enquête sur une société chinoise Le Figaro [France] 6 janvier 2012, all on Business and Human Rights website

In that context, the words of the US Department of State resonate differently: Internet Freedom and the Digital Earthquake of 2011, Michael H. Posner, US Department of State , 17 Jan 2012, on Business and HR website

and see later actions: Sanctions, technology and human rights in Syria Bama Athreya, executive director, United to End Genocide in The Hill [USA], on Business and HR website, 7 February 2012

Dated: 07 Feb 2012

as well as those of the UN, Smart Mix [Interview with Mary Robinson] by Kathryn Dovey, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Jan 2012, also on the Business and HR website

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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