Interpreting Sanctions For Privacy Abuses In Syria, Iran

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT) -- On April 22, 2012, President Obama issued an executive order authorizing new sanctions on individuals and entities that operate or provide information technology that facilitates the perpetration of human rights abuses by the Syrian and Iranian governments.

Effective April 23, 2012, Executive Order 13606, also known as the order "Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria Via Information Technology" (GHRAVITY E.O.), blocks (i.e., freezes) the property...
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