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Rights Groups File OECD Complaint Against Surveillance Firms

A group of human rights organizations has filed complaints with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development against two European surveillance-technology companies, seeking investigations into whether the firms are complicit in the abuse of dissidents in the Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain.

The complaints filed Feb. 1 seek probes of whether U.K.- based Gamma Group and Munich-based Trovicor GmbH violated guidelines for business conduct set out by the Paris-based OECD, according to Privacy International, one of five groups behind the effort.