European Union Legislators Ask For Investigation Of Nokia’s Role In Human Rights Abuses In Bahrain

Earlier this week, a blockbuster investigation by Bloomberg found that technology provided by Nokia Siemens aided Bahraini officials’ efforts to intercept activists’ phone calls and other transmissions. Now, six members of the European Parliament are requesting an official European Union probe into the company’s role in the Bahraini surveillance state. The probe they are requesting goes further than just investigating technology sales to Bahrain; the legislators also want a review of European technology and security companies’ role in abuses across the region.