Surveillance tech companies should not sell to despots says EU

Surveillance tech companies should not sell to despots says EU Surveillance technology companies have a moral obligation not to sell to repressive regimes, said Europe’s Digital Agenda Commissioner on Friday. Her views were echoed by the U.S. Secretary of State who said that companies cannot pretend they don’t know what their technology is used for in countries like Syria and Iran. “Every actor, public and private, must take up their responsibilities. Companies should be transparent about the technology they are selling in certain countries. If technology is used by certain repressive governments to identify innocent citizens and put their...

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