Surveillance Tech Co. Accused Of Enabling Bahraini Torture

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT) -- An international economic watchdog agreed Friday to review a privacy group’s human rights complaint against a British company it alleges sold surveillance technology to the Bahraini government that led to the arrest and torture of pro-democracy activists.

The U.K. National Contact Point, an organization that promotes corporate standards laid out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, said Privacy International's complaint accusing Gamma International UK Ltd. of breaching those standards warranted further examination.

Privacy International alleges that Gamma's "malware" products allowed Bahraini authorities to eavesdrop on...
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