Tag: export controls
No impunity for American companies committing rights violations, says civil society to U.S. Supreme Court
Access Now joined civil society organizations in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hold American companies liable for human rights violations committed abroad via the Alien Tort Statute.
Human rights organizations call to strengthen the European Commission position on dual-use recast
The letter calls on the Commission to enact strong uniform rules across the Union so that surveillance vendors are prevented from “licence shopping” among the states with weaker implementation of current export controls rules.
Export bans alone won’t stop surveillance — we need a new global approach
The impact that surveillance technology has had on vulnerable individuals and members of at-risk communities demonstrates why comprehensive, systemic regulation of this industry is both necessary and urgent.
Time to update your WhatsApp (and your surveillance laws)
Discovery of a vulnerability in WhatsApp that can be exploited via government-grade spyware underscores the need for more action to prevent use of these tools against human rights defenders and other innocent users.
EU: Leak reveals states are ready to put human rights defenders at risk to protect surveillance industry
New report: FinFisher changes tactics to hook critics
It’s been over five years since Citizen Lab first exposed the use of FinFisher surveillance malware to target Bahraini activists. The use of FinFisher spyware against critics has not stopped.
European-made FinSpy malware is being used to target critics in Turkey
Today, we are releasing a report detailing the extensive deployment of FinFisher malware against activists in Turkey and beyond.