Rights and Democracy has released a new report calling on the Canadian government to guarantee that Canadian security and surveillance technology exports to China respect human rights in that country. The paper is authored with Greg Walton:
“According to the paper, called Human Rights at Risk on the Cyber-battlefield, human rights safeguards are required because there is a credible and reasonable expectation that security and surveillance technology sold to the People’s Republic of China will be used to repress free speech and violate a number of related human rights. Accordingly, the Canadian government and the corporations that will profit directly from the sale of such technology have at the very least a moral obligation to assess the potential effects these security and surveillance systems would have on human rights in the countries where they will be used.”
For more information, see here.