I have a new op-ed in the Toronto Star with my colleagues Jonathan Penney and Sophie Barnett. Based on our recent submissions to the Government of Canada, we argue for reform to Canada’s export laws to ensure better protection for human rights, in particular when it comes to technology exports.
My colleagues and I at Citizen Lab have published submissions we made to the Government of Canada in regards to its public consultation to update the Responsible Business Conduct strategy. We focus on international human rights harms that flow from the use of Canadian-made technologies used abroad. The entire submissions are available here, with ourContinue reading “Submissions to the Government of Canada on the Renewal of the Responsible Business Conduct Strategy”
I have a new article out in the Journal of Law and Social Policy with colleague Molly Joeck on the role of “non-cooperation” in detaining migrants under Canadian immigration law: Abstract A migrant held in a Canadian prison refuses to hand over a DNA sample to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Another refuses toContinue reading “New article: Detaining the Uncooperative Migrant”
My colleagues have just published a new report about a hack-for-hire group we’ve called Dark Basin. Key findings reproduced below and the rest of the research report is available here: Dark Basin is a hack-for-hire group that has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions on six continents. Targets include advocacy groups and journalists, electedContinue reading “New Citizen Lab Report: Dark Basin, Uncovering a Massive Hack-For-Hire Operation”
My colleagues and I have published a short piece on the surveillance industry and reforms going forward over on the Lawfare blog: The body of Jamal Khashoggi has yet to be found, and the case of his murder is littered with unanswered questions. There are a number of certainties about the gruesome crime, however, backedContinue reading “On Lawfare: A Proposed Response to the Commercial Surveillance Emergency”
Special Rapporteur David Kaye has now published his report on the surveillance industry, available here. For those interested in learning more about this area, you may find the submissions–now available online here–particularly interesting to review with the report itself. Along with my colleagues, I’ve drafted some thoughts on the report here.
Over at Citizen Lab, we recently made a submission to Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. From Citizen Lab’s website: Citizen Lab has penned a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. DavidContinue reading “Submission to Special Rapporteur David Kaye”
Over at Citizen Lab, we’ve compiled a page with some brief top-hits regarding litigation & formal complaints in the targeted surveillance industry. Another helpful resource is the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre‘s pages, which provide information on a company by company basis (e.g., Gamma Group and NSO Group).