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Out of Control: Failing EU Laws for Digital Surveillance Export

, Index number: EUR 01/2556/2020

This report gives evidence of the gaps in the current European Union (EU) export regulation framework for digital surveillance technologies and provides the EU institutions and its member states with actionable recommendations to improve the protections of human rights in the upcoming Recast Dual Use Regulation. Amnesty International investigated the exports of digital surveillance technologies from Europe to China, a country that (mis)uses its criminal law system to restrict human rights. China is also rapidly installing surveillance networks that are used for indiscriminate mass surveillance and use facial and ethnicity recognition software to discriminate against the Uyghur population.

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